Our pleas fell on deaf ears

Lang Hancock, “Our pleas fell on deaf ears,”
Sunday Independent, October 27, 1974, p. 17.

Some 30-odd years ago, Frank Thompson, Bill Leslie and I started journeying to Canberra as a committee to tell the Menzies Government:

  • that our Pilbara was fantastically rich in minerals;
  • that it needed untold millions of pounds in capital to develop it; and
  • that we had a scheme to attract this capital at no cost to the taxpayer.

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Come on you Liberals — what about being dinkum?

Lang Hancock, “Come on you Liberals — what about being dinkum?,”
Sunday Independent, October 20, 1974, p. 20.

Anybody who has studied the latest platform of the Liberal Party emanating from their recent Federal Council meeting, and Mr Snedden’s qualifying remarks, must seriously wonder which section of the community is expected to vote for Liberal at the next election. Continue reading Come on you Liberals — what about being dinkum?

Jealousy rears its head in Pilbara

Lang Hancock, “Jealousy rears its head in Pilbara,”
Sunday Independent, October 13, 1974, p. 12.

In the past, Hancock and Wright have been prevented by a segment in the political field — because of personal bias — from forming a public company to sustain Australian equity in their projects. Continue reading Jealousy rears its head in Pilbara