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Analysis: Gina Rinehart's big win for Australia

The greatest revenge is outrageous success, as Gina Rinehart discovered last week with two big wins, one financial, the other personal – and with Australia itself the ultimate beneficiary

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Ok Gina is getting it built cheaper that is business after all most products come from over seas. But where will it stop? Has she opened the flood gates? It will drag the wages of most Australians down as they will not be able to compete. And then the knock on affect. Less money for the same morgage they signed up for in the good days. Then unable to pay it off. Result: house gone. Think about it, Gina you will be the one taking the bread from the mouths of the children of fellow Australians.

Ok Gina is getting it built
Owen You must be totally ignorant of the real situation in Australia.Gina tried to recruit her workers from within Australia, however could not find the tradespeople she needed so she went overseas. These workers will build the new mine, then return to their homes overseas. Australian workers will be employed to operate the mine for at least 20 years. That is real job creation plus the huge taxes the Australian Government will collect which will help all Aussies. Lighten up and read up on your facts first.

Lathlain
I think Owen Smith needs to get his facts right. I am pretty sure that the foreign workers will be being paid the same as Australians would. The Australian Union movement helped negotiate this arrangement. Gina only needs to import workers because there are not enough Australians prepared to go and do this work in remote, very hot and dry conditions leaving their fa,ilies behind. Get the facts before you comment.

Good on you Gina and the Hancock Team - It has been a long time coming but here is a project she can call her own and make a mark - We need the skill sets of overseas people to improve our country and it has been the hall mark of major development projects in Australia. look at the examples of skilled personnel already coming in from South Africa and Zimbabwe - engineers , tradesmen and farmers. They have brought in a fresh approach and are doers in comparison to others who find it difficult to get out of their own way

Thornlie
I operate in the Pilbara on the same pastoral lease that Gina will start her new mine,I am not convinced that there is not enough employees available in Australia especially on the East Coast and Tasmania where plenty of people are skilled and either unemployed or in dead end jobs.SEND PLANES DIRECTLY TO PICK THEM UP!!!Dont fly them through Perth as the flight connections are pathetic.I think the mining companies are also TOO FUSSY when employing.Not the other way round.Check the issue clearly and act accordingly.

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