Andrew Forrest may have good intentions in Afghanistan, but recent history requires us to be far more sceptical about his rhetoric and stated goals.
Families have gone three years without contact from their loved ones living in the region, while China denies allegations and spins stories about re-education centres.
The Republican National Convention goes full North Korea, Richard Di Natale's speech interrupted in the most predictable way, and possible modern slavery in Ansell's major suppliers.
China's human rights abuses against 1.5 million Uyghurs seems to be the one example of global slavery that mining billionaire Andrew Forrest doesn't want to talk about.
The magnate's value has risen this year as Fortescue share prices surged. So where does he stand among the world's billionaires?
Rumours of Brett Sutton's demise are greatly exaggerated, the one topic Andrew Forrest won't weigh in on and is the government bringing back the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition?
The mining magnate — who's hooked up to China like no other business figure — is one of several powerful business people giving a concerted effort to skew debate in favour of China.
The power of Andrew Forrest, a man of many contradictions, has ramped up over the last decade.
Andrew Forrest lawyers up ... Fairfax journos return to form ... immigration staff arrive without visas ...
Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has successfully fought off a mining lease from a rival miner on his land. However, in doing so he may have set a precedent that can work against him.