Mining video booms

Billionaire Gina Rinehart has yet again made headlines, this time with her 10 minute video address to the Sydney Mining Club.

In the clip Ms Rinehart argued Australia is too expensive and uncompetitive to succeed in the global market.

But it’s more so the recommendations of Ms Rinehart that have raised the eyebrows of many inside and outside of the industry, particularly her reference to miners in Africa and the suggestion that Northern Australia should have an economic zone of its own.

Angus Randall spoke to Professor Jeff Bennett from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University to shed some economic light on her rare video appearance.

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Producer: Sophie McKay

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