Gina Rinehart scores Diggers EGOT with multiple awards for companies

By 14/10/2020Awards, News

Article by Paul Garvey courtesy of the Australian

Western Australia’s hard border kept the state’s Iron Lady Gina Rinehart from collecting her lifetime achievement award at the Diggers and Dealers gala dinner in Kalgoorlie.


The billionaire is currently interstate, with WA’s tough border restrictions and their associated two-week quarantine requirements no doubt playing some part in her decision to instead send along her long-term right hand man Tad Watroba to accept the GJ Stokes Memorial Award on her behalf.

The gong means Mrs Rinehart has now completed the trifecta of conference awards, given her Hancock Prospecting collected Dealer of the Year in 2007 and her Roy Hill Holdings picked up Digger of the Year in 2019.