Mining mogul Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest has made his fortune from iron-ore production. In this past financial year alone, he has earned $100 million. He supports Indigenous employment schemes such as GenerationOne, but he critiques social welfare. He has pledged $65 million to Western Australian universities. This is the largest donation in Australian history. Yet he is locked in conflict with the Yindjibarndi people, the traditional landowners of the Pilbara Region. #sociology
Dr Beryl Carmichael on the Murray-Darling Basin management practices and policy-making: "There are people who have incredible traditional knowledge and people need to be talking to them, not when everything goes wrong but right from the very beginning."