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New generation of mega-rich reveals a return to inequality in #AusPol

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The barons are back. Clive Palmer, Gina Rinehart and Andrew ”Twiggy” Forrest are part of an enduring Australian tradition.

Despite believing ours to be an egalitarian nation, a ”super-rich” elite has been a prominent part of our social and economic life since the early 20th century, according to former economics professor and federal Labor MP Andrew Leigh.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/luxury/new-generation-of-megarich-revea…

About Darin Sullivan (1966 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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