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Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart would let prisoners ‘pay for freedom’

Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart has suggested that non-violent prisoners could pay their way out of jail and become tax-paying workers to boost the economy. In a column for the Australian Resources and Investment magazine, the mining heiress said the country needed more workers as the population ages, and getting…

Australia’s richest person moves on media giant Fairfax

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, reportedly took her stake in press group Fairfax to 12.8 percent Wednesday, prompting government calls for tougher media ownership laws. The iron ore billionaire acquired close to 8.0 percent of the group after launching a Aus$200 million ($212 million) share raid late Tuesday, bringing her total holding…

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