Gina Rinehart

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Barnaby Joyce: he had to resign in October from parliament when it emerged he was entitled to New Zealand citizenship through his father. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP/via Reuters

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, has rarely been far from the headlines since he was first elected to parliament in 2004. Mostly they(...)

The investment positions Gina Rinehart, the richest woman in Asia, to compete in an infant formula market in China forecast to swell after the world’s most populous nation loosened its one-child policy last year. (Photograph: Ron D’Raine/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Gina Rinehart, the Australian billionaire who built her fortune on iron ore, is planning a A$500 million (€350 million) investment to supply infant fo(...)

Denis O’Brien: “In Ireland there might eventually be only one or two newspapers.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Like unhappy families, no two media moguls are alike. Rupert Murdoch, Gina Rinehart, Charles Foster Kane. all completely different. At least one of(...)

Mounds of coal can be seen along the coastline of Queensland at the port of Hay Point, located around 450 km southeast of the city of Townsville. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef watchdog gave the green light today for millions of cubic metres of dredged mud to be dumped near the fragile reef to create the world’s biggestcoal port. Photograph: Greenpeace/Patrick Hamilton/Handout via Reuters

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef watchdog gave the green light today for millions of cubic metres of dredged mud to be dumped near the fragile reef to c(...)

Liberal MP Julie Bishop is involved in an expenses scandal that saw her and others claim “overseas study” allowances to pay for flights home from a wedding in India. Photograph: Reuters

For someone who campaigned from opposition on the Labor Party’s “debt and deficit”, new Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has been forgiving of an(...)