Gina announces 3d1k award


From the AFR:

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart has offered a $50,000 bounty to a representative of the resources industry who best promotes mining in the face of “far left or non-understanding media attacks”.

…“We need people and we have some who are prepared to be unpopular or very unpopular in some areas of our media,” Mrs Rinehart said.

…The recipient of Mrs Rinehart’s new award will receive $50,000, of which $30,000 must be used for “standing up for our industry”. The winner can use the rest as desired.

Surely the winner is already obvious. Step forward our resident astroturfer!

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.