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The four corporate industries that rule Australia


The Forbes Billionaires list released last month included almost two dozen Australians in its ranks. Among them was mining boss Gina Rinehart, who has now become the richest person in Australia with a fortune of $17 billion.

This placed her 36th in the world, but her net wealth was still double that of her nearest fellow Australian billionaire, chief executive of commodities firm Glencore, Ivan Glasenberg.

Also on the list were finance elites, gaming kingpins and several other mining corporation owners.

The Australia Institute's (TAI) recently released report Corporate Power in Australia offers vital insight into ...