The very boring verbal jousting between Gina Rinehart and Wayne Swan continued yesterday with Rinehart giving a video speech on the Sydney Mining Club website, banging on about her pet problems.
From fast horses to fast cars, Tinkler has fallen into some of the classic money pits that attract the rich. Most of these indulgences are fun, while the cash is flowing. But when the pressure ramps up, as it clearly is now, the laughs can quickly turn to something else. Here are 10 money traps that Tinkler and other Rich List members fall into.
At some point Roy Hill bankers have to put it to Gina Rinehart that no matter how tempting Fairfax is she needs to make a choice between being a miner and a media proprietor. It's unlikely she'll take kindly to that suggestion.
The Ten Network debuts two important more programs tonight. It needs them to be hits, after the disaster of Everybody Dance Now. The flops are hurting the bottom line significantly
If Gina Rinehart ever gets her way and wins a spot on the Fairfax board, there's one person she should ring for advice: Ita Buttrose.
Media policy statements from major party politicians should always be vetted against mogul-centrism, for that is their key purpose. Yesterday’s venture into media policy by Tony Abbott was no exception.
Conservative commentator Andrew Bolt is poised for victory in his crusade to repeal sections of Australia's Racial Discrimination Act after dinner buddy Tony Abbott committed to changing the law when the Coalition ascends to government.
When deciding who should comprise our Power 50, and how to rank them, The Power Index surveyed Private Media’s most experienced journalists, editors and publishers. Together we came to the decision that the most powerful person in the nation could be none other than Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Concerns about the state of the mining boom will be unwelcome for Rinehart and Tinkler, but they’ve got more pressing matters on their minds right now.
First it was mining billionaire Nathan Tinkler, who said he was pulling up stumps and moving to Singapore. Now it looks like another mining magnate Gina Rinehart is buying a pad there. So what's behind the rich list city-state rush?
From Gerry Harvey and James Packer through to Harry Triguboff and Clive Palmer, the rich are showing that you can’t keep good bargain hunters down. Let’s examine 10 Rich Listers who have recently dipped their toe into the market.
Fairfax chairman Roger Corbett is clearly stretching the bounds of credibility a bit with his explanation of the appointment of Hungry Jack’s owner and Gina Rinehart ally Jack Cowin to the Fairfax board -- but’s he’s actually made a very smart move.
Billionaire mining heiress Gina Rinehart has scored a coup in her slow-burn bid for control of Fairfax, after her closest adviser and confidante accepted an invitation to join the ailing media giant’s board.
A new book reveals the complex psychology and web of family relationships which define one of Australia’s most powerful people.
The ALP suits crammed into the function room of Lygon Street’s legendary La Notte restaurant last Thursday to celebrate the first meeting of the Victorian party’s new think tank ‘Progressive Network’ were restless.
National Living Treasure nominee Clive Palmer is the biggest political donor in Australia. But, with his $5 billion fortune, he can afford to give away a few quid, especially if it wins him friends in high places.
Gina Rinehart isn’t known for olive branches, but that appears to be what she’s extended to the Fairfax board.
Former editors of The Age have rubbished Gina Rinehart's provocative claim that Fairfax chairman Roger Corbett and his predecessor Ron Walker overrode the paper's charter of editorial independence by instructing an editor how to do his job.
Many will admire the Fairfax board's stand to block Gina Rinehart. But from a business standpoint, the board is now in a very difficult position and has raised some really big questions.
Those who support action to reduce carbon output underestimated the impact of rising power prices on public perceptions. Now they face a Gina Rinehart-led backlash and a government that lacks the support to deliver.