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July 2012

“Gina Rinehart is evil and we must do everything we can to stop her from ruining Fairfax”.

This was the most common response from those on the progressive side of politics in Australia to news that Rinehart, a mining magnate and Australia’s richest woman, had bought almost 19% of the media company that publishes metropolitan daily’s The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald as well as the Australian Financial Review.