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BBC v Rio Tinto

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Today Britain’s very own nest of green vipers, the BBC, is taking a shot at Rio Tinto.

The allegation is that Rio is a cess pit of abuse wherein sexual harassment is ‘appalling and systemic.’

You see, Rio made the mistake of reporting honestly to a WA gummint enquiry that 20 women had reported sexual assault over the last five years. That’s what the story is all about.

Well folks, They didn’t tell you, Rio employs 12,800 people in the West Australian iron ore industry, so that means one in every 2,560 employees claimed to have been hit on over five years. That sure as hell doesn’t reach ‘appalling’ and as far as systemic goes, what the hell is that supposed to mean?

I wouldn’t mind betting Rio Tinto has a better record than the self righteous BBC. They certainly would have a long way to go to catch up with the NZ Labour Party.

Written by adolffinkensen

June 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

Posted in New Zealand

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  1. The BBC covered for the ghastly Jimmy Savile for years and years and he was not targeting adult women?
    Many of his victims were prepubescent children.
    Averaging four a year over five years, Rio Tinto is probably only around what happens in Perth Bars on a regular basis, Savile however attracted hundreds over decades including schools and hospitals as venues of interest.
    Throwing stones in glass houses aye.


    June 23, 2022 at 8:27 pm

  2. I noticed the dleeb from the Beeb referred to a ‘hard-drinking, male-dominated culture that has been allowed to flourish…’

    As far as I’m aware, that culture disappeared about twenty years ago with the advent of ‘fly in flu out’ whereby employees fly in for two weeks work and fly back to their homes in cooler climes for a week off. There is certainly no hard drinking at Rio camps. After a twelve hour shift people want to sleep. Booze can’t be brought in and only limited quantities may be purchased. You’re fired if you’re caught transgressing and not too many are dumb enough to throw away a $140k job for a swig of bourbon. The boys get pissed at home on their week off.

    My next door neighbor has worked fly in fly out for Rio for over ten years, She is a not unattractive Pommy girl in her late fifties who has never mentioned any issue.


    June 23, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    • Correct. And you get breath tested before starting shift and you’ve gotta blow zero. A couple of transgressions and you’re out. No drinking after 9:00pm was the answer.

      Porky Roebuck

      June 24, 2022 at 10:10 am

      • Careful now, Porky. You’ll bugger up their story for which they worked so hard. Got a copy of the report from the WA gummint website and made up the rest. Funny how they don’t seem interested in the real sexual violence and mayhem perpetrated every day on their families by drunken black bastards in outback aboriginal communities.


        June 24, 2022 at 5:26 pm

  3. Jimmy Saville


    June 24, 2022 at 8:26 am

  4. Your point Andrei?
    Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile OBE KCSG (/ˈsævɪl/; 31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011) was an English DJ, television and radio personality who hosted BBC shows including Top of the Pops and Jim’ll Fix It.
    Is the Wiki spelling much more apt and correct


    June 24, 2022 at 10:29 am

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