Dryblower on Rinehart v Rinehart

OLDER readers will remember the name of the doctrine said to have prevented the Cold War of the 1950s and 60s becoming a nuclear war – mutually assured destruction, or MAD for short, though it’s a fair bet that no one expected it would reappear as a strategy in the Australian mining industry.

However, when you consider the relationships meltdown in the country’s richest family, the Rineharts, it has the hallmarks of MAD, complete with threats, promises and a steady ratcheting up of the