“Opinions Matter!” Tony Armstrong Invites Gina Rinehart To The Project

“Opinions Matter!” Tony Armstrong Invites Gina Rinehart To The Project

Tony Armstrong has called out Gina Rinehart for pulling out of a $15 million sponsorship deal with Netball Australia.

Rinehart’s company Hancock Prospecting has infamously cut ties with Netball Australia after Indigenous player Donnell Wallam voiced concerns about wearing her Netball uniform with the Hancock logo.

Why? Because Rinehart’s father, Lang Rinehart, has previously made abhorrent “sterilising” comments about Indigenous Australians in the 1980s,

The conversation has eclipsed the media cycle for the last week. Some people have been arguing if you go woke, you go broke.

Others siding with Wallam’s stance.

There’s been plenty of noise around the conversation, but Armstrong shared his point of view on The Project desk.

Armstrong even went as far as to invite Rinehart to The Project to hash it on television.

News.com.au reported that Armstrong said: “The fact remains that what her dad said while at the helm of Hancock Prospecting is hands down the worst thing anything could say about another race. 

“Let’s be clear, he was not a senile blow-in who got drunk and shot his mouth off. He was the mining pioneer who started the company. He was the one who handed the reins to Gina. He believed every one of those words.

“Us blackfellas are big on truth-telling. So in the spirit of reconciliation, Gina, what do you think about your dad’s comments? We want to know what you reckon. Send us an email or come join us on the desk.

“Just let us know, Gina. As Australia’s richest person, your words and opinions matter.”




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