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A video made by mining magnate Gina Rinehart to mark the 125th anniversary of her Perth alma mater, St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls, reveals much about the opinions of Australia's richest woman.

In the video, which was posted to Mrs Rinehart's personal website, she warned against "propaganda" taught in schools, giving the example of former US vice president Al Gore's film on the subject of climate change, An Inconvenient Truth.

"I'd heard that senior school students in a previous headmistress's time, were having to watch … An Inconvenient Truth. Catchy title, but sadly short on delivery as far as truth is concerned, e.g. the sad loss of polar bears, when actually their numbers have increased," Mrs Rinehart said.

Verdict: Doesn't check out.

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