World's richest woman calls for Australian workers to be paid $2 a day to compete with Africans

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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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And the fact that many Africans live in poverty doesn't seem to factor in her equation...What a stupid thing to say! However, I assume she will then give away all her money (and food) to fall in line also? I don't know what its like in Australia, but had she made that comment in most other places she would be a dead woman walking.




posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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It’d be poetic justice if, somehow, she went broke and lost the lot. Maybe some of those people she wants to hire for a pittance are killed on the job because safety is too expensive and their families sue the pants off her (but I’d much rather her pants stay firmly on). There’s more to life than work and money. She wouldn’t know this because she was born with a silver spoon and appears to have absolutely no idea about the real world. Utterly disgusting, caress person. Though to be honest, she probably isn’t saying pay people in Australia $2 a day because that is totally inept and would probably get you a can of coke in those remote locations where everything is more expensive. She’d probably suggest a figure like $40k a year, or a 75% wage cut.

She doesn’t own the minerals, all Australian’s do. These mining companies are as greedy as it gets and are ruining the landscape. One company wants to build a gas mining project on the Kimberly’s coast with projected revenues of around the $15b mark a year, yet offered the traditional land owners about $1b - which they accepted. Luckily, it’s created huge outrage, mainly due to the location being a whale sanctuary, so it’s on the back burner for now. I will say though that Australia would have to be the most expensive country in the world, surely. It is completely ridiculous here. Is there any wonder why retail is going bust when they charge twice the price for things like dvd’s and clothes than then what can be found on the internet? Ordinary mining people here, drillers and the like, earn around $120-150k a year - engineers upward of $200k - and they certainly deserve it. To be up in these remote locations for weeks on end, working 12-14 hour days in such difficult conditions and stifling heat would be very hard physically and mentally. They earn every dollar, and when this person makes around $25-30b in the last few years, perhaps they deserve a larger slice?



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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Sounds like a great Idea the America can import those good and we can have cheap stuff again. I love this lady.
Really tho why would she pay people anymore then she has too. I find all kinds of ways to keep MY MONEY!!!!!



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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Your title is misleading she never said Australians should make 2 dollars a day.What she said is this is the labor market there competing with.The reality is Australia has a low population and a high minimum wage.Australia's minimum wage is $15.96 and currently have about 5 percent unemployment.

Mining very tough job and there wages are very high. There labor market is so tight the average minor is making 108,000 a year. The Minerals Council of Australia estimates the country needs an additional 86,000 workers by 2020, to complement a current work force estimated at 216,000 They have such a problem recruiting miners companies are putting in recreation centers and other things into mining towns just to attract workers. Now Australia can stay competitive with Africa as long as 1 guy with heavy equipment can mine more ore the 200 guys with shovels. But if his wage gets too high then the advantage of automation is lost and per pound Africa wins.So shes not stupid the wages to minors are only expected to go up making in more difficult to compete.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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I wonder if she would continue to take such huge dumps if she
had only 2 dollars a day to pay for all the Chinese and African
fetuses she eats for breakfast?

It would be dishonest to tell your children that there are no monsters in this world.

S&F to the MAX



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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Originally posted by jack burton
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Looking at her i don't think 200 dollars a day would keep her in snacks.

While she's at it why doesn't she just suggest going back to slavery it was after all better for the economy.


Don't give her any ideas... with her recent fame she might just run for some office somewhere and be able to buy it.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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Pigs are never full, whether it be food or money, but they can choke.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:19 AM
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I try not to have vindictive feelings......"karma" is out of my hands........but it is my secret fantasy to send this witch, and the rest of her elitist tribe to a deserted island, let them all fend for themselves with no money....LOL...would be the greatest reality show ever....maybe we could even give them a creepy owl statue to "sacrafise" each other to...



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:26 AM
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Gina R. did not suggest that we import African Miners for $2 a day. That is simply a beat up by the Australian Labor Government and the rabid socialist left. They could not lie straight in bed.

Her statement was clear and concise. Her comment merely compared what workers in other countries were being paid by mining conglomerates and she indicated, 'this is what we have to try and compete against!'

Her point was that if we over tax our mining industry we may well find ourselves uncompetitive against such countries. We cannot reduce wages because of our socialist left policies that do not believe that the goose will ever stop laying golden eggs.

But even little Singapore drops its wages as soon as it becomes uncompetitive against some of its nearby tiger economies in Asia. Any country or business that wishes to remain profitable must cut its suit according to the cloth it has. That cloth for Australia is tax, cost of production and wages. That has to be balanced against the price it can negotiate with the purchaser, (who does, in the case of iron ore, have plenty of other places to shop at).

Of course there are many who are willing to believe 'balderdash' so, who am I to try and convince you otherwise? Tell a lie often enough and the great unwashed proletariat will believe anything.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by AussieAmandaC
So many things spring to mind for this thread and the type of persons responding to it.


So many things spring to mind when I look at Rinehart, I'm just being nice


Shallow calous people who judge by cover alone should go and stare at themselves in the mirror for a very long time. If you find yourself so perfected perhaps the ugly is on the inside afterall, nasty people.


No, I don't find myself perfect, far from it.. But I know I am roughly 87 kilos and in good shape...


I see a lady who has had anything but a lovely journey so far, who for the most part has said very little and had her personal family laundry aired for all, and who just wanted to play with the big boys.
I mean they're alollowed to look however and act however aren't they?
Different when a woman does it?


When someone like her insults her own nations people, she should expect that at least some of those people are going to give a bit back (any way possible)...


The simple fact of global disparity of incomes for the actual hard workers and average joe's IS a major issue for any one who cares, probably not so much for those who have responded in the negative.

It must be really tough to be that rich in a minority (woman miner) and not know who your friends are, let alone the issues with your own family. She's probably tougher than most on here.

Big girls are always beautiful by the way.


Yeah, yeah... Sorry, she steped on my toes before all this crap come out and I will not feel sorry for someone who would rather insult and try to mislead Aussies... The same as Gillard, the same as any other muppet in the political system.
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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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I'd like to see her give up a few Twinkies n do a sit up.... Im surprised she hasn't ate Africa yet...



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by MountainLaurel
I try not to have vindictive feelings......"karma" is out of my hands........but it is my secret fantasy to send this witch, and the rest of her elitist tribe to a deserted island, let them all fend for themselves with no money....LOL...would be the greatest reality show ever....maybe we could even give them a creepy owl statue to "sacrafise" each other to...




Know what would be better? Send them all to a 10km radius island with one knife each... The last man standing wins on cable, free to air.... Rinehart would be target number one simply becuase she is carrying enough food to last a competitor 6 months.
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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:31 AM
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And, dear heart, where would they pray, send you? She is no elitist. She grew up alongside her Dad and followed him around for years, learning the business from the ground up at some of the hottest and dirtiest places in Australia. She was the one who took the leases and actually turned into a going concern and the great employer it is to today. Jealousy is not only soul destroying, it has a propensity to start wars if I remember correctly. Go to hell and ask the late Mr. Hitler.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:32 AM
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Gina is just trolling I think. She is a little annoyed Charlotte Dawson is getting all the attention.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:46 AM
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So she will take her business offshore if we don't start dropping wages? lol



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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I will admit straight off the bat, i have not read many post here, but i have one thing to say to this...

Looks like she could do with earning $2hr/day/week!!!!
Might do her some good!!

Never liked her or her ilk, never will!

Africans willing to work for $2 hr, why? Because that's what their employers pay.
If they ALL said NO MORE!! to these slave wages, then what would their employers have to do??
But, there will always be someone who will be willing to work for $2 if employers won't pay $3....

That's the problem with the world, instead of wages being the same WHEREVER one lives, companies will
move wherever the workforce is cheapest, hence why we here in Oz are losing jobs left, right and centre to
cheaper workers overseas (or even here).

If she thinks we should be earning less, then lets see her start first!!!
Hey Gina, hows about giving all your Hard Earned (
:lol
to those more deserving ya %%&$#@%^!!!

End Rant...


There's an album cover that she reminds me of...
Warrant: Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinkin' Rich

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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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I really wonder why she is investing so much time and money in the media now... I speculate this has something to do with a particular high profile murder trial going on in the Western Australian Supreme Court; Involving a particular lawyer; who worked for Handcock Prospecting; And then theres the WAPS connection; How she got her money from Rose; Lang's remains... then again thats just the stuff of conspiracy websites


Follow the court case(s), not her smoke and mirrors distraction.



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posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by BigDenzil
She grew up alongside her Dad and followed him around for years, learning the business from the ground up at some of the hottest and dirtiest places in Australia.


Ahh yes her father. The one and only Lang Hancock who wanted to poison the water supply of local aboriginals so they would be out of the way.

The same Lang Hancock that called his own daughter a "slothful, vindictive and devious baby elephant" lol

One classy family filled to the brim with morals and values



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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Originally posted by MountainLaurel
I try not to have vindictive feelings......"karma" is out of my hands........but it is my secret fantasy to send this witch, and the rest of her elitist tribe to a deserted island, let them all fend for themselves with no money....LOL...would be the greatest reality show ever....maybe we could even give them a creepy owl statue to "sacrafise" each other to...




A giant dollar sign for their sacrifices. leave the creepy owl in my garden.

2nd.



posted on Sep, 6 2012 @ 02:06 AM
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Originally posted by AussieAmandaC

Big girls are always beautiful by the way.


Not to me they aren't. They can keep telling themselves that but I'm sorry, I just see laziness and greed. That applies whether male or female.

Anyone can get fit. Anyone can eat correctly. Letting your body become so disgustingly obese is not natural and quite frankly, revolting. Coupled with the fact that this woman holds ridiculous amounts of money that is simply not required by a single human just adds to that disgust.

Having worked in 3rd world countries, you should see the looks on the faces of the starving when some lardy-pants comes strolling in. You can almost see those sick with hunger realising that "this person eats more in a day than our whole village gets in a month"... but hey, "big is beautiful", apparently.

Western greed.
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