“Agriculture, mining, small businesses, investment and defence are the keys to our nation and our future,” Rinehart observes. “We need our government to stop making decisions influenced by the media of the moment and instead act to make the bold decisions our country needs.” Focusing on the need to eliminate red and green tape, Rinehart reveals her Roy Hill iron ore mine was forced to comply with 4000 pieces of regulation before construction could begin – yes, 4000. The mining billionaire also takes a powerful stand in support of our veterans, slamming their treatment at the hands of government, and showing displeasure at the handling of war crimes allegations. “Given all the serious challenges we face as a country, it was shocking for many good Australians to see the Defence Department order our military to divert to holding rainbow teas and to strip 3000 of our most highly trained military personnel of their medals,” Rinehart writes.
My time allocation doesn’t permit me to continue with other Australian women who inspire, so I will finish with quotes from a leader I do admire greatly, for her sense, bravery, leadership, duty to her country, and acting in its interests, even if not popular in noisy quarters, and I hope these quotes resonate, as we sure need better leadership in our country. Quoting from former Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.”
The WA Artistic Swimming Awards were held on September 11th, where swimmers of all ages, coaches, families and friends of swimmers celebrate the successes of WA artistic swimmers from the past year at the annual awards evening. As the National Championship were this year held virtually, this was also an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the successes of those who placed during the championships, and to receive their medals. A very big welcome home was given to our Perth based Tokyo Olympians!
Queensland Community Foundation Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Achievement. Mrs Rinehart was announced as the 2021 award winner at a special lunch held in Brisbane on 10 September. The award was accepted on Mrs Rinehart’s behalf by her nominee Courtney Talbot.
Poll reveals most Sandgropers think of themselves as West Aussies first and Australians second … compared with just 6% of residents in NSW. Most West Australians identify more strongly with their State than their nation — placing Sandgropers at odds with the rest of the country.
Diary is reliably informed mining billionaire Gina Rinehart, already a huge financial supporter of the Australian Dolphins and other athletes at both a Paralympic and Olympic level, is taking it one step further than ScoMo. Rinehart is offering Paspaley jewellery not only to gold medallists, but to every single Paralympian swimmer who has competed in the pool in Tokyo. Rinehart is also quietly providing direct financial assistance to many athletes in Tokyo. For the last seven years, the Dolphins’ patron has also been offering invaluable financial support specifically to Swimming Australia’s Paralympic program.