Gina Rinehart compares self to Nelson Mandela

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The world’s richest woman has compared her ‘struggle’ with that of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s.  Speaking to the Herald last night Gina Rinehart spoke of her company’s expansion into Asia, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia and the news that Justin Bieber may replace Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7.

But what took the air out of the room was her admission that Mandela and herself shared many attributes.  “The issue I have is I have to pay workers near Adelaide $40 to $50 an hour, when people who do the same thing in Africa work for $1.  That’s not fair, why should Australian workers get so much?  So this is my crusade, I’m hunting for worker equality just like Mandela fought for racial equality.”

Mandela’s death this week has sent vibrations across the world, his actions have inspired and it seems that Rinehart is no exception.

 

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  • Colin

    Mandela was sexier than her, even as a corpse. She should appreciate that she is a billionaire because she skims off the surplus value created by her workers. If she is paying Africans $1 it is because she is skimming even more off them. The problem is with the exchange rates, you want parity then change them and see what happens.

    • Heph

      Please don’t mention the word ‘sex’ and Reinhart in the same sentence again… (even when describing some sort of mammalian attribute she might possess which makes you think she might actually be capable of humane and logical thought beyond that of any benefit of her ‘adequate’ self or the shareholder). It makes the bile rise into my esophagus and I could do without the acid-like tang at this hour.
      I would like to build the wall they mount her on when the revolution finally gets here.

  • http://gravatar.com/bananafield100000 bananafield100000

    has anyone read the ‘about’ section of this website?

    • Scot Aldred

      Yep, just did.
      It’s a pity the webmaster has this much time on his hands–why not report the real news–a real job!!

      • http://www.burdekinherald.com theburdekinherald

        Its a pity you have the time on your hands to whinge and bitch all day about people writing parody articles, why not get a real job?

      • Scot Aldred

        Your the one that needs a real job.

      • http://www.burdekinherald.com theburdekinherald

        I’m a student. Your point about ‘real jobs’ is invalid because you’re the adult arguing with a teenager on the internet.

    • Nette

      I’m guessing not.

  • Gavan

    You fat fucking oxygen thief, you have no fucking idea!! Get this peeps this troll thinks just because she is the richest person in Australia she has the right to spew such filthy trash out it’s mouth!! How about this dog face, the world can go solar, the world can find work with another company, those 2 things alone will crush you in an instant, word of advice don’t bite the hands of the people who feed you pig!!!

    • Nette

      I despise GR and her ilk with every fibre of my being but please don’t make insulting comments about her appearance. She has done enough harm that can be commented on. I am approximately the same size as her. I donate to charity. I do community work. I buy 4 gifts every year for the wishing tree. I help serve meals at the Christmas day dinner for homeless people. And I am “fat”

      Do you need to make “fat” an insult to Gina Rinehart when she has done so many actually APPALLING things to offend the public?

      Of course I could just call you “stupid” and we’d be square ;)

  • http://gravatar.com/ozzieozzieozzie ozzieozzieozzie

    LOL – I nearly fell for it…..

  • Mark M

    I’d like to do the sign language interpretation for her funeral. It will only take one finger.

    • Jim E

      Brilliant … and so wonderfully on topic (narcissistic and deluded creeps using others misery for self-advancement)

  • Scot Aldred

    Seriously, what a joke. Gina was born into unimaginable wealth, cannot raise or manage to be civil to her children and is dressing up her feigned concern about African workers as a rationalisation for fraudulent 457 Visas she wants to gain from government.
    Develop a bit of class Gina and get a proper life, one that does not revolve around screwing Australian workers and making money for its own sake. Mend the bridges with your kids and use some of your wealth to philanthropic ends.

    • Colin

      Reminds me of when they said Bob Hawke’s daughter was a drug addict. I thought, if you can’t run a simple thing like your kids’ upbringing, you can’t run a country.

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  • peace

    Reinhart, would you like us to be slaves for you??? we should move to promises land. I think you shouldnt blame your slaves because food and petrol prices are too dearly. sorry!!!

  • Murray

    This demented bitch who was started off with a “diamond studded” spoon in her mouth, really needs to get her shit together, as she is talking about Africa, not South Africa, where Madiba came from. Her, struggle, what crap. She would not know. Go to South Africa the home of Madiba, not Africa. Having been there recently, I can tell you that she lives in a world of her own. Sorry, with her “Philippino”.toy boy.

  • Bill Kinsella

    Take heart fat suckers like her dont live to a ripe old age

  • Liam

    Could somebody put her in jail for 27 years please?

  • Peter

    I agree ,, equal pay , pay your employees in Africa $40. -$50 an hour

  • Andrew

    She is a greedy fucking idiot!!!

  • titfortat

    You work for $1 an hour then Rinehart

  • https://www.facebook.com/blu.sage Dean Kelly

    Disgusting human being- the epitome of pathological greed- she has contributed nothing of value to society- only exploiting it for her own ends.

  • BSA Bob

    Mandela was probably a better poet than her too. But then, so are my chooks. AND they lay eggs.

  • https://www.facebook.com/michael.tierney.01 Michael Tierney

    Your – indicates posession, You’re = You are shortened down a bit.
    Come on people. Come on.

  • Anthony

    The saddest thing about this article is that, while it’s a parody, it actually paints her in a better light than her real quotes do. Some time in 2011 or 2012 she stated that ‘West Africans were happy to work for $2 a day.’ This article intimates she’d pay $1 an hour (so $8-$12 per day.) Sadly… this is 4 to 6 times more than what she wants to pay people =(

    To put this into context she earned over $17 billion in FY2012. A West African would need to work 8.5 billion days to match that! (2.3 billion per cent longer)

  • http://Bigpond Gabs

    How dare you compare yourself to Nelson Mandella, he spent most of his life behind bars for fighting for the rights of his people and the fact he changed the world, until you can take the gold spoon out of your mouth and lived his life you have no right to compare your life to his, stop whinging about how much you pay Australians and get your voice out in Africa or where ever in the world you are paying employers and demand that they get paid equally

  • Rod Bakes

    Rineharts arrogance & greed defy comprehension in this country ,our country !! The holier than thou ,silver spoon ,has never put in a days work in the real world .You don,t appear to be a woman of distinction ,or refinement !!More like someone who has lived off the fat of the lamb ! A person that appears to have little self pride ,being grossly overweight ,unkept hair & dress sense verging on the ridiculous .You should be stripped of your good fortune ,our minerals ,They should be shared , for the good of all ,MRRT was a step the right way .Would love to see you in the que at Centrelink ..I,m sure you would change your perception of us Australians ,your fellow countrymen !! You & your ilk ,are demoralising our way of life ,for you own gain .For this I despise you & all you represent !!.

    • Tim Sekerin

      chill, man

      • Xeno ComiX

        he has a point

  • Rufomagus

    SAY WHAT!?!?!?!?! So by that standard I can compare myself to Patton because I tried really hard in my military career?

    So just bring this ridiculous statement into stark relief, Nelson Mandela grew up in a slum, protested arpartied, got beaten quite a lot, got arrested quite a lot, ended up in prison for around a quarter of a century and whilst there nearly died of TB, then went on to rally a country, defeat a government at election and dismantle apartied.

    Now contrast to Gina, inherited a fucking great big mine and shit loads of assests and money, made more money, bought a government. Somehow I don’t think she is talking about workers in Africa getting better pay. I would compare here to Marie Antionette, but that would insult Marie.

  • Robert Kaiser

    so even at $50 an hour she has become the wealthiest lady on earth. Get a clue America and pay a living wage.

    • judas

      she was given daddy’s business and pushed for huge government subsidies in the mining industry, take, take, take! and not one shit was given…

  • Xeno ComiX

    I am appalled by this woman. Yeah I’m setting up my own comic studio but i would never pay my staff $1 an hour in any industry or line of work. That’s slave rates. I do not think for one second of any day that if i was to become successful that i would be as corrupt and greedy as this monstrosity. I am ashamed to be an Australian because of this woman. Nelson Mandela was a good man with a good heart and soul. this woman is greedy and evil.

  • Elaine Holman

    She isn’t even equal to Nelson Mandela’s bowel movement. Greedy Fat Pig

  • RJ Dale

    She is disgusting. The fact she acts as if her refusal to pay Australian workers what they make, and trying to find someone cheaper is for the workforce she is seeking. She might even pay the labor pool 3 dollars an hour more, but by no means is to for the well being of that companies employees. To compare oneself to anyone is a form of faux pax that shows a total lack of self awareness or understanding of the world one lives in. Her net worth may be more than I will ever come close to, but she hardly qualifies as a human being let alone a humanitarian,

  • sally

    Of course,Rhinestoneheart may have meant to say she intends to fight for African wage parity with Australians:-)

  • Letitia

    she has a very odd idea of what equality constitutes doesn’t she.. underpaying them is equal mistreatment I guess.. but certainly is not treating them as sovereign beings with a right to a certain quality of life

  • Elizabeth McCarthy

    If Australia’s future is going to be shaped by these corporate interests, we as citizens deserve to know where it’s taking us.

    This documentary will uncover Rinehart’s vision for Australia and reveal just how close it is to being realised. Help us make the film every Aust. needs to see. Check it out – http://pozi.be/idog

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Gina Rinehart compares self to Nelson Mandela

gina 12th December, 2013

The world’s richest woman has compared her ‘struggle’ with that of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s.  Speaking to the Herald last night Gina Rinehart spoke of her company’s expansion into Asia, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia and the news that Justin Bieber may replace Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7.

But what took the air out of the room was her admission that Mandela and herself shared many attributes.  “The issue I have is I have to pay workers near Adelaide $40 to $50 an hour, when people who do the same thing in Africa work for $1.  That’s not fair, why should Australian workers get so much?  So this is my crusade, I’m hunting for worker equality just like Mandela fought for racial equality.”

Mandela’s death this week has sent vibrations across the world, his actions have inspired and it seems that Rinehart is no exception.

 

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