Speech by Mrs Gina Rinehart celebrating 125 years of St Hilda’s Anglican school for girls

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.”

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Rinehart roasts big-spending, high-taxing MPs

Mrs Rinehart said the industry couldn’t afford to rest on its laurels after a remarkable year during which mining provided the backbone of the economy through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Please don’t forget it was only a few years ago that our industry was faced with both Mineral Resource Rent and Carbon Tax, a double whammy which would have deprived our industry of the profits needed for investment and for extending our mines and or building new mines, indeed would have devastated many in the industry,” she said.
“Now is the time to remind all those we can, that our industry is necessary to maintain the living standards of Australians, its revenue is necessary to help fund our defence force and police, our hospitals and kindies, to help our elderly, maintain some of our airports, bridges, rail and roads, and provide funds for crises.
“Because we can’t sit on our laurels and think that if we do nothing, the double whammy won’t return in some foolish form or another to devastate our industry, an industry we not only derive our livelihoods from, but should be very proud to be a part of.”

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Mrs Rinehart’s December Speech at S.Kidman & Co Christmas event

When I say our, I include Kidman and Hancock Agriculture because combined we are one of the biggest levy payers in Australia.
Frankly, the less that goes to such levy’s the better, as usually we are much better at planning and spending this ourselves, than trusting bureaucrats with no real experience in our industry.
But lately, there are some changes in the wind, going against the PMs proposed swamp reduction path, with the Red Meat Advisory Committee who are planning to build bigger bureaucracies.
I do hope we in the industry, include a strong call for significantly reducing the levy, as frankly, why do we need bureaucrats to guide our industry when they simply don’t have the experience or the knowledge to do so.
We need those whom want to build empires to engage with levy payers and ensure our hard-earned levies are not misused to further political aspirations of certain individuals. One of the surest ways to enable this is to reduce the levies.
Our cattle company like others has suffered from the drought, I want to thank you for your unwavering efforts during such difficult years.
We pray the rain comes soon. I hope you want to continue through these difficulties to still build and be part of the best cattle company in Australia.

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Mrs Gina Rinehart Speech |2019 Hancock Prospecting Rower of the Year Awards

What a year it has been. It was great to be with you for several rowing events, including the Henley Royal Regatta again, love going to that! and at the World Cup near Rotterdam, and witnessing part of the historic winning of the World Cup Series.  The first time Australia has ever won… as your Patron and I know Rob too, we are incredibly proud of this achievement. 
 The sport of rowing is one that we know takes dedication, hard work, resilience, perseverance and sacrifice.   These attributes are common traits, in successful people across sport, also in business and life.    It is exciting to see you envelop these skills, indeed one of the reasons I invested in rowing and Olympic sport.  I very much admire the endeavour you all show day after day in your training, to reach the ultimate goal of a medal at the Olympic Games.  I know many of you in the rowing community have family badly affected by the drought…having lived in the north-west together with currently operating in the outback across Australia, I can understand and feel the huge struggle as we have to try to deal with this on a daily basis.   From everyone at Hancock, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all those dealing with this disaster as we struggle through this record drought.   

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National Mining & Related Industries Day | November 22nd 2019

Our mining sector has delivered for the whole of Australia over many decades, opening up remote and rugged areas that wouldn’t be productive otherwise – providing employment, opportunities and revenue in Australia’s north. The importance of mining to the Australian economy should not be underestimated. Last year, Australia’s then Governor General invited us to his Canberra residence to celebrate our National Day. His Excellency General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), one of the finest Australians our country has ever produced. Superbly said in his own fine words. Please join me in applause. Please see more of the then Governor General’s speech on our National Mining and Related Industries Day website. Many of you would have heard me say before, albeit less eloquently – if high cost Australia wants to remain internationally competitive and encourage investment to grow its exports, which exports bring massive revenue into Australia, and future jobs for our growing population – we need our Government to cut its onerous, investment deterring burdens of government tape and taxes. Let’s help our Government to focus on and progress significant tax and tape cutting.

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National Agriculture & Related Industries Day 2019

People ask me why I didn’t call today just National Agriculture Day. Its National Agriculture and Related Industries day because agriculture doesn’t just work in isolation, it supports many other related industries across our country. We and the related industries are an industry that is not only of great importance to West Australia and Australia, and essential to our lives, but throughout our history has been part of the very best of our Australian culture. Hard work, mateship, striving through adversity, not relying on handouts, common sense, practical, sensible, giving helping hands, trustworthy, responsible, striving to do the tasks at hand well, investors in our country, job providers, risk takers, and a larger pro rata percentage of whom make up our defence forces and Olympic teams. What fantastic qualities! These are the qualities we usually find in the people who live and work in the bush, making it productive. Qualities shared over generations by the people who built our country, people I admire, we all can admire.

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Address by Mrs Gina Rinehart Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting and S. Kidman & Co Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA

We as pastoralists and farmers are best placed to determine where investment should go for the properties we know, I underline this, the properties we know, and we should advise government. Not the other way around.
Imagine what we could do in our industry, with tax and government tape cuts, more water, and having more say on where our own hard earned money is invested. I think we could be the best in the world!
Now I know Tony would have a terrific forum planned for you, but firstly I want to say, a huge congratulations and thanks to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association, and to their terrific President, Tony Seabrook, for all they do for our industry and the brave stand they tirelessly take, standing up for our industry. Indeed for West Australians too.

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Gina Rinehart is awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award & Energy and Resources Executive of the Year at The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards

Firstly may I warmly congratulate all the other finalists and winners of tonight’s awards – there sure is a lot of talent in this room! I’m especially overjoyed to be able to congratulate my exceptionally hard-working EA Talitha Ramsey on being named as a finalist tonight.
Thank you so much for this award – I appreciate it very, very much.
Thank you to Chris and CEO Magazine. It is without a doubt that the CEO Magazine is our country’s leading business magazine and not only in Australia, the CEO magazine I understand is in several other countries too.
I am delighted to be here tonight accepting this award with my daughter and our loyal and hardworking staff as well as a number of incredibly hard working Olympians – they are fantastic role models, and no doubt many of whom, will become leaders for our wonderful country too.
Thank you again.

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November 22nd – National Mining & Related Industries Day

We are an industry that is critical to, and at the forefront of underpinning Australia’s prosperity and our living standards. Without mining, you wouldn’t have electricity or the 35 different minerals available that make up your mobile phone. Imagine that, a world without electricity, or phones, and iPads, or computers. Our industry has also built large parts of Australia. We have brought investment, opportunities, infrastructure, city conveniences and jobs into some of the most remote, rugged and poor places in our country.
Page 2 of 2Our industry is vital to today’s civilisation, and, makes an enormous contribution to our country. This is our day to speak up for our industry, and to celebrate it and all of those Australians who work in it.

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November 21st – National Agriculture & Related Industries Day

The reason I initiated National Agriculture & Related Industries Day last year was to try to bring about a greater understanding of the difficulties and hard‐work of those who do work on the land, in the outback, or on our oceans, and the need to get government burdens, cost, tape and taxes down, to help our high cost country continue to be able to be internationally cost competitive, so our critical ability to export isn’t jeopardised. Cutting the government cost burden, that big slab of expensive unproductive fat ‐ so that those in the country and our small to medium enterprises, many of whom supply our agricultural industry, pay less for ever rising licence fees, and for tax, is what’s most needed, not unreliable loans that need to be paid back with interest. And certainly not advice from city bureaucrats, who’ve never had to manage a station, farm, fishing or pearl boat, or anything else successfully in our agricultural industry.

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Congratulations to our rowers – Rowing Australia Gala Awards Dinner

It is wonderful to be here again as your Patron to share with you, your families and coaches, a night
to celebrate your incredible achievements over the past 12 months, and to have the pleasure to
present the Rinehart Rowing Leadership Award and the Male and Female Crew of the Year Awards.
I spoke last year at these awards about how highly I regard your dedication, self‐discipline and your
wonderfully strong desires to represent your country. I was so thrilled to see these attributes
demonstrated again this year as I watched the men’s and women’s eights win the Grand Challenge
and Remenham Cups in course records at Henley Royal Regatta, the first time these events have
been won by Australian crews since 2000 and 2001.

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