Billionaire’s company gave significant donations to the Institute of Public Affairs in 2016 and 2017
- Graham Readfearn
- The Guardian
Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been revealed as a key funder of the rightwing thinktank the Institute of Public Affairs – a consistent promoter of climate science scepticism.
Rinehart’s company, Hancock Prospecting, donated $2.3m to the IPA in 2016 and $2.2m in 2017, according to disclosures made to the New South Wales supreme court.
As part of a long-running legal dispute over the use of company funds, Rinehart’s daughter Bianca had served a…