- Gina Rinehart, an Australian mining heiress, made the tone-deaf complaints about her Superyacht at a planning meeting ahead of the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane.
- “These superyachts need marinas too – sadly lacking for vessels over 50m. It’s time for more marinas large enough to cater not only for small and medium yachts, but larger ones too,” she insisted.
- “And let’s not forget superyachts that may want to visit from overseas, bringing passengers who would want to spend in Australia,” the richest person in that country reminded everyone.
Ellie Abraham from Indy100 writes:
Gina Rinehart, an Australian mining magnate and heiress, made the comments at a planning meeting ahead of the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane.
People like medal-winning athletes and business leaders attended the Future Brisbane luncheon, but Rinehart’s message came via a video link where she was sat on the deck of a yacht.
Rinehart asked decision-makers to stop the event being “marred in tape and mediocrity” and pleaded for more mooring facilities.
She said: “For instance, we’ve just experienced days of very rough water from the southern Queensland border to the Capricorn Coast.
“Then when we arrived at the coast, not feeling that great after two very rough sleepless nights and a rough day, many yachts were outside the marinas given the lack of marinas…”
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