One of Australia’s most successful, privately-owned companies that has a long and important association with the Pilbara, West Australia and the iron ore and agriculture sectors. The Group continues to diversify into key industries to support the company’s future.

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Kidman pie launch

Kidman pie launch by Paspaley seaplane to an island in the far north. You can now order the larger Kidman pies and the new peppercorn flavour plus original canapé pies, via email kidmanpies@vilisbakery.com.au.

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Hancock pushes SAS fund donations to $1.6m

Hancock Prospecting has backed a $1 million personal donation to the Special Air Services Resources Fund by its executive chair Gina Rinehart with a further $500,000 contribution to support Australia's elite soldiers. Announced at a private event at the Hancock head office last night the contribution is in addition to $110,000 donated by iron ore miner Roy Hill Holdings, majority owned by Hancock and also chaired by Mrs Rinehart.

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Event to celebrate Group’s support of Australia’s Soldiers

In addition to Executive Chairman Mrs. Gina Rinehart’s significant personal donation, both Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill contributed generously to the Special Air Service Resources Fund to provide financial assistance to relieve the hardship being experienced by serving and former members of the SAS and their families.

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National Mining and Related Industries Day 2021

A day to celebrate the significance of our mining and related industries, and for Australians and our governments to better understand the industry and the positive impact these industries have for our country – indeed our industries importance to our living standards and Australia’s Future. Contact details to join the National Mining and Related Industries Day event.

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WA premier Mark McGowan hikes port fees on iron ore miners BHP, Fortescue, Roy Hill

Mr McGowan on Monday announced that WA had delivered a $2.36 billion operating surplus for the first nine months of the current financial year, due primarily to the surge in iron ore prices. WA is the only jurisdiction in Australia running an operating surplus.

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Celebrating World Milk Day 1st June 2021

World Milk Day is not only a celebration of milk, but a celebration of the hardworking Aussie dairy communities. Dairy farming families take pride in feeding and nourishing our country. Australia’s dairy farmers have been proudly producing the dairy foods we love every day for almost 200 years.

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Major Highlights

When Mining does well, Australia does well.

Hancock Prospecting Group companies, Roy Hill and Atlas Iron, joined together to promote all that our industry does for our country. Video preview at post.

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Another honour for Mrs Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, HPPL, Roy Hill, S.Kidman & Co

“Gina Rinehart is a great advocate for the Australian mining industry, and a very worthy inductee to the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame for 2020.” This recognition follows Mrs Rinehart’s receipt of the GJ Stokes Memorial Award at Diggers and Dealers in October, the second only person and first female to win the trifecta of awards at diggers and dealers.

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We support WA Jobs for recovery.

The Hancock Prospecting Group, in the lead up to National Mining and Related Industries Day and National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, has been actively promoting the important role of primary industries in our great State and Country.

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Minerals are not like crops of wheat or wool that grow every year. You have got to find more each year and more each decade if Australia’s standards of living are to continue.
Hancock Prospecting Founder