Blind Freddie sees what governments cannot | The Spectator | Mrs Gina Rinehart AO

We need policies that help Australians. We need policies that make investment in our country worthwhile. If we have any interest in maintaining our living standards we should be doing what other countries do and roll out the red carpet for investment. Expensive government-funded trade trips and trade personnel located overseas are a waste of money unless governments cut the costs and delays caused by government red tape. And Blind Freddie can see that the forcing the overburdened taxpayer to fund lawfare does nothing to encourage investment.

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Biggest farms and the people who own them

More than 15 of Australia’s biggest farms and stations have changed hands in high-profile deals in the past 18 months, as influential farming families and investor-backed corporate buyers trade some huge parcels of land.

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Rinehart steps in to buy an icon

Ms Rinehart’s company S. Kidman & Co recently snapped up Rossi Boots, saying the purchase of the boot manufacturer was part of ensuring that “Rossi’s manufacturing excellence remains in Australian hands”.

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Rinehart saves Aussie sole

Billionaire and mining tycoon Gina Rinehart has advanced her journey into the fashion industry with her company’s purchase of Rossi Boots. S. Kidman & Co said purchasing the boot manufacturer was part of its “commitment to preserving iconic national brands”.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: ROSSI RIDGE BOOT

I can see how these properties will make the Ridge a fantastic boot for walking or hiking, where grip, support and comfort are a priority. To be honest, I am a person who absolutely hates hot feet, so hearing about a boot that actually cools the feet really peaked my interest. I would wear thongs all day long if I could, but we all know that’s not possible when we are working. So, I wanted to put the ridge to the test and find out whether they really do cool the feet.

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RINEHART TO JOIN SQM FOR AZURE BUYOUT

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has secured a potential long-term development partner for the company’s West Australian lithium assets after teaming up with global lithium giant SQM in a $1.7bn joint takeover of Azure Minerals. Hancock and SQM will jointly bid for Azure through a newly registered company, SH Mining – half-owned by Chile’s SQM and half by Hancock subsidiary Hanrine Future Metals, with Mrs Rinehart installing trusted lieutenants Jay Newby and Tad Watroba on its board to oversee the joint ­venture.

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Rinehart steps in to save another icon

Billionaire and mining tycoon Gina Rinehart has increased her foothold in the Australian fashion industry. Her company, S.Kidman & Co, has bought Rossi Boots as part of its “commitment to preserving iconic national brands”. Adelaide’s Rossiter family started Rossi Boots in 1910, and it was later was sold to Melbourne-based outfit Propel Group. Propel Group also ran the Driza-Bone oilskin coat brand which Ms Rinehart previously acquired to preserve and maintain its “magnificent past”.

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