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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gina Rinehart’s Son Complains That Barnaby Joyce Interfered In Family Dispute

BarnabyJohn Hancock, the estranged son of Gina Rinehart, has lashed out at the Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce for involving himself in a family dispute.  Gina Rinehart, who is Australia’s wealthiest person, has been involved in a bitter dispute with her children over control of a $4 billion trust fund.  This story discusses some of the details of the Rinehart dispute.   Hancock claims that Barnaby Joyce intervened in the family dispute by sending an email to his younger sister, Hope, encouraging her to drop the case.

See Shalailah Medhora, Barnaby Joyce intervention in Rinehart dispute ‘dangerous,’ says John Hancock, The Guardian, May 28, 2015. 


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