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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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

Govt’s duty is to define rights — not confiscate

Lang Hancock, “Govt’s duty is to define rights — not confiscate,”
Sunday Independent, December 9, 1973, p. 81.

A profound statement appeared in The Australian of March 30, 1971. It said: “Governments, left to themselves, care nothing for liberty and nothing for justice. These things we have to look after ourselves.” Continue reading Govt’s duty is to define rights — not confiscate