A bit rich: Gina's call a hard act to swallow

By Richard Denniss
Updated April 18 2018 - 11:10pm, first published September 1 2012 - 3:00am

Two numbers pretty much sum up all that is wrong with political debate in Australia: Gina Rinehart earns the annual full-time minimum wage every 53 seconds and, at the peak of the mining boom, the industry contributed only about 0.5 per cent of Commonwealth government revenue.

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