Prep the tissues, because Gina Rinehart doesn't have a spot to moor her superyacht.
Speaking at what news.com.au has described as 'a glitzy luncheon aimed at planning for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games', Rinehart bemoaned the lack of options for the super wealthy when it comes to parking their huge boats.
On a scale of 1 to 10 how out of touch would you say Australia's political and economic were?
'Gina Rinehart calls for more places to moor her yacht by Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games'https://t.co/L3KnUEbD2s
- Avid Commentator :flag_au: (@AvidCommentator) December 2, 2021
In a video message delivered to the room, Rinehart spoke FROM A YACHT, to address the issue.
"For instance, we've just experienced days of very rough water from the southern Queensland border to the Capricorn Coast," Rineheart told The Courier-Mail's Future Brisbane luncheon.
"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.
"And let's not forget superyachts that may want to visit from overseas, bringing passengers who would want to spend in Australia.
Thank you gina rinehart for taking a stand for super yachts rights.
- shivhasthoughts (@shivhasthoughts) December 2, 2021
"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."
It isn't just the really big ones guys! The small ones are struggling too! Why aren't we addressing the problems these poor yacht owners are dealing with?!
Gina Rinehart is the richest person in Australia with a personal wealth of $31.06 billion as per the Australian Financial Review.
She inherited Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company, from her father Lang Hancock in 1992 when he died.
- David Milner (@DaveMilbo) December 2, 2021
Rinehart has made some absolutely charming comments in the past about people who are jealous of her wealth, saying 'if you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain; do something to make more money yourself-spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing, and more time working'.
She caught the ire of global media in 2012 for her comments in a speech that suggested Australian miners should take pay cuts to remain competitive with African workers with a salary of $2 a day.
She's right. Parking is a bitch. You try 3 point turn in a mega yacht
- SMG is hiring! (@smgstudio) December 2, 2021
She has vehemently opposed mining taxes, including the Minerals Resource Rent Tax which targeted companies with annual profits of over $75 million.
And this year she attempted to give a high school a lecture on the 'propaganda' of climate change.