An Australian mining heiress who courted controversy last month for suggesting her countrymen were just too lazy to be rich is at it again.
Gina Rinehart, thought to be the world’s richest woman, chastised miners for being “too expensive,” saying, “Africans want to work. Its workers are willing to work for less than $2 per day.”
In a 10-minute recording posted on YouTube to the Sydney Mining Club, Rinehart lambasted the domestic mining industry, saying it couldn’t compete in a global marketplace. “Not with Australian prices,” she said. She also railed against the country’s carbon tax and regulatory “red tape.”
It’s hard to take her seriously. Everything she is, is due to inheritance. So she can fuck off.