The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 18th, 2018 evening edition

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Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been revealed as a key funder of the right wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) – a major pusher of climate science denial.

The payments suggest that more than a third of the IPA’s income in 2016 and 2017 was from HPPL – majority-owned privately by Gina Rinehart.

According to Forbes, Rinehart was the seventh richest woman in the world in 2017 and Australia’s richest person, with current wealth estimated to be $17.6 billion.

The IPA has long pushed climate science denialism - publishing books and sponsoring speaking tours of prominent climate science denialists.

Professor Ian Plimer, another prominent geologist who rejects climate change science, sits on the board of HPPL subsidiary Roy Hill Holdings.

Climate scientists who reviewed the paper, which had appeared in a journal, described the work as “junk science”.

Main image: A screengrab of a video showing Gina Rinehart receiving an IPA “Free Enterprise Leader Award” in 2013. »

Child neglecting YouTubers still producing videos while on probation

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The existence of the channels FamilyOFive Gaming and FamilyOFive hosted by convicted child neglecters Michael and Heather Martin is attracting new attention online.

The couple lost custody of two other children after authorities investigated apparent emotional and physical abuse occurring on the family’s popular videos uploaded to their DaddyOFive channel.

The channel is still hosted by YouTube, although the offending videos have been removed. »

Trump falsely claims Queen inspected Guard of Honour for first time in 70 years because of his visit

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President Trump has falsely claimed that the Queen inspected her Honour Guard for the first time in 70 years - all because of his visit to the UK.

The long-standing tradition was widely-discussed after it appeared President Trump had broken royal protocol by walking ahead of the Queen.

Another said: “Trump claims that the Queen reviewed her Honour Guard for the first time in 70 years. »