We can see why this is a problem for Gina. If Australians care about things other than money they won’t be easily convinced that the destruction of their environment is worth the few cents that will trickle down to them after billionaire miners have filled their coffers. Given that Gina is already earning around $600 per second, a rational person could be forgiven for concluding that this trickle down solution to our economic woes is lunatic reasoning.
The motives for Gina’s raid on Fairfax would be obvious enough even if we didn’t have this arrogant footage of climate denier Lord Monckton laying out the plan to kill what remains of Australia’s progressive mainstream media.
Whether Gina controls Fairfax or kills it, she wins. Either way, with her wealth estimated at around $30 billion, the cost will be small change. The question is, what is the best thing to do about this threat to our democracy, farmland, fresh water supplies and precious places?
Concerned that a petition won’t help much? We agree! So please join us on Thursday at the No New Coal Rally!, 12.30pm, 28 June on the steps of Victoria’s Parliament House to help put a stop to these nasty, greedy miners!
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PSS Here are other insights into Gina world:
On Monday 25 June, ABC’s Four Corners will broadcast a program called “Gina Rinehart – The Power of One”
On Saturday 23 June “The AGE” published this extract from the book:
“Gina Rinehart: The Untold Story of the Richest Woman in the World” by Adele Ferguson.