The revelation of the amount of money Gina Rinehart possesses and misuses is the most explosive political event of the last ten years and it will end the Liberal Party and ensure its replacement by the Katter Party.
The Liberals must now argue that she should get more money and the disabled, and the kids of the lower orders, and hospitals, roads and schools get less.
I propose a piece of targeted legislation, Rinehart-specific, which the Liberals must oppose in the House and fall on their swords for.
It is this:
‘That this House notes that Ms Rinehart earns two million dollars an hour from the digging up of minerals we, the people, own. And that this House proposes that she yield up the earnings of every other hour to the Australian people. Those eight billion, seven hundred and eighty billion dollars per year will allay overnight most fears that we, the people have for the upkeep of our aged parents, our sick partners and our growing children. We thank her for her contribution, and we do that sincerely, but we emphasise, most forcefully, that she has no choice but to make it.’
I invite arguments against this legislation, and assessments of how many votes it will lose.