Tag Archives: Gina Rinehart

Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: Would It Really Matter if Gina Bought Fairfax?

“Gina Rinehart is evil and we must do everything we can to stop her from ruining Fairfax”. This was the most common response from those on the progressive side of politics in Australia to news that Rinehart, a mining magnate and Australia’s richest woman, had bought almost 19% of the …

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Ice Cream, Politics, Gossip Girl: Wayne Swan vs. the Mining Industry or Dan vs. Serena

Before I get into the latest column there’s a small matter I need to address. Since I started writing for Tharunka quite a few people have been coming up to me and saying “Hey Oz, great articles man/you are a genius/how can I be you/can I marry you?” which is …

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Gina Rinehart Eats Fairfax

Gina Rinehart announced today her intention to acqure all remaining shares in Fairfax Ltd, giving her effective editorial control over the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review. In a decision that surprised many media experts, but not several psychologists who’ve been tracking Rinehart for years, it was announced the …

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Opinion: Media Ownership in Australia

Tumblr and blog accounts of late have featured a parody cover of the Sydney Morning Herald, in reaction to Gina Rinehart’s increased ownership of Fairfax Media. The online masthead of the Sydney Mining Herald shouts “Perth: Australia’s Real Capital,” the featured visual image has Miranda Kerr on the catwalk wearing …

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