The emperor fiddles while Rome burns – watch out, Australia!

Speech by Mrs Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman of the Hancock Prospecting Group and Roy Hill, at the Global Natural Resources Conclave 2017.

Good evening Tom, distinguished guests, fellow mining colleagues and friends. Namaste. Thank you very much for inviting me to speak at this important global resources forum.

It is wonderful to be here in energetic and thriving India – and congratulations team India on your recent test match win, by the way, against Australia! It was here in India that diamond and zinc mining first began – and it is here in India that some of the world’s first iron and steel was produced.

India is, I am also advised, currently the globe’s largest producer of sheet mica, and the third-largest producer of iron ore – minerals that are important the world over.

This evening, I would like to talk to you about two main things – the success of India under Prime Minister Modi, and an Australian perspective regarding investment and mining, including projects I am involved in, such as the mega Roy Hill project.

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