Can Australia become a growth centre of the world?
Video address by Mrs Gina Rinehart to the International Women’s Federation of Commerce And Industry’s Global Women’s Trade Summit in Melbourne, Australia.
Good morning, distinguished guests and all delegates – greetings from the Roy Hill berths at Port Hedland. As you can see, we have two ships in harbour, one almost loaded, which will go out tonight and the other that we’re about to start loading, which you can see is high in the water.
May I welcome delegates who have travelled from near and far to be here today. I am delighted to have been asked to present the opening address, and I wish Diana and team, and all delegates an interesting and enjoyable summit.
Thank you very much for awarding me with the inaugural Federation Star Award, which recognises leading role models for women. I am deeply honoured and very delighted to be the inaugural recipient. May I start by reflecting on some of the history and the then culture of Victoria, which enabled the living standards we enjoy here today, and which billions of people in this world, deprived of such culture and growth, are not as fortunate to enjoy.