Deepfake video scam of Dick Smith and Jim Chalmers circulates online

Electronics mogul Dick Smith has taken aim at Facebook for failing to stop deepfake videos using his identity in scam advertisements. One video, which appears to be a segment from Nine’s ‘A Current Affair’, features interviews with Smith, Treasurer Jim Chalmers and billionaires Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart. Rinehart has already written to Meta in a bid to stop scam ads on Facebook and Instagram.

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Gina Rinehart has turned the first soil at a $20 million project to renovate the future West Perth headquarters of iron ore miner Roy Hill Holdings. The office building at 53 Ord Street could house up to 600 staff for the big mining company, which is embarking on expansion plans at its multi-billion-dollar Pilbara export operations. It was revealed in October the City of Perth had signed off on planning approval for the site, which will be themed on the red Australian wildflower the Sturt desert pea. The flower and the pink theme reflect Roy Hill executive chairman Gina Rinehart’s long commitment to breast cancer research and support.

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Gina Rinehart throws support behind bold plan for Perth and the Gold Coast to co-host 2026 Commonwealth Games

Perth and the Gold Coast would co-host the 2026 Commonwealth Games under a bold plan which has the support of Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart. Organisers are currently scrambling to find a new location for the event after then-premier Daniel Andrews in July tore up plans for Victoria to host the sporting spectacle. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and his Perth counterpart Basil Zempilas have previously indicated a desire for their respective cities to come to the rescue of the games. Now, Ms Rinehart has reportedly brought the two mayors together to thrash out a unique proposal for the two-week event across Queensland and Western Australia.

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EXCLUSIVE: Gina Rinehart’s bid to rescue Commonwealth Games backed by Aussie athletics champions

“Other athletes are hoping to be there in 2032 for the Brisbane Olympics, so it’s a stepping stone up towards there, as well, so it gives athletes a bit to motivate them across the years leading up, including the younger ones coming through for 2032.Rinehart did not indicate any financial commitment in the letter delivered to Albanese, but she is Australia’s richest person. She’s injected an eyewatering sum of money into Australian swimming, artistic swimming, rowing and volleyball. “I think it’s huge,” McSweyn said of Rinehart’s passion for the Commonwealth Games. “Obviously she has a fair bit of pull. “Any support behind having majors is great.”

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Many happy returns from Roy Hill

Billionaire Gina Rinehart has described her giant $10bn Roy Hill iron ore mine as “the mega project that … we thought might not happen”. The billionaire mining magnate told a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Roy Hill that the mine’s first equity investors had made a “rare entrepreneurial move … with significant risk” that had paved the way for a project that made $13bn in net profits in the last two years alone and already paid off $10bn in debt in full.

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Gina Rinehart steps up again for rural Australia

AUSTRALIAN mining and agriculture icon Gina Rinehart has again stepped up for rural Australia, this time becoming the patron of rural charity Rural Aid. Mrs Rinehart said Rural Aid was an organisation that ‘stands with our mates in the bush’ during their hard times. “And it does get tough in the bush, with floods, fires and severe drought, in addition to the usual dangers of snakes, spiders and in some northern areas, crocodiles too,” she said. “As patron of Rural Aid, I encourage all Australians to throw their support behind its ongoing efforts in ensuring that our food producers – our farmers- are able to get back on their feet quickly when drought, flood or bushfire hits them.”

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Rinehart named as 2023 Western Australian of the Year

HANCOCK Prospecting chair Gina Rinehart has been announced as the 2023 Western Australian of the Year. Rinehart was honoured for her contribution to business, as well as her philanthropy, which ranges from support for breast cancer research to sponsorship of Australian Olympians. “We must ensure that our country is not left behind by short-sighted decisions and encourage policies that welcome investment in our wonderful state,” Rinehart said when accepting the award.

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Oldendorff Carriers names vessel after Gina Rinehart

On 10 February 2023, Oldendorff Carriers celebrated the namegiving of its latest Japanese capesize newbuilding, the “Gina Oldendorff”, which was named after Australian mining figure, Gina Rinehart. Mrs Rinehart is the executive chair of the mining company Hancock Prospecting. Mrs Rinehart christened the ship at the name-giving ceremony at Namura Shipyard, Imari, Japan.

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