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.
Episode 3 to be released soon.
Soil has been turned at the site of our new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in West Perth.
Mrs Rinehart has personally written to Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg over the failure to stop scams on his platforms Facebook and Instagram, The Australian revealed last week. Mr Smith said he was in contact with Mrs Rinehart about what more they could do to prevent their identities being used to defraud Australians.
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.
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.
“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.”