The mine received lender's completion status last year.
That meant Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting did not receive any royalties from the operation. However, that did not stop it recording a 28% increase in full-year net profit after tax.
Revenue for the year ended June 30 rose 36% to A$6.03 billion, while net profit after tax increased to $1.37 billion, up from $1.07 billion a year earlier and $443 million in FY16.
Hancock had overall group debt of A$6.9 billion and gearing of 71%, down from $7.7 billion and 86% a year earlier.
The company said total taxes paid amounted to around $860 million, including $600 million in income tax.
Hancock said Rinehart paid more tax than any other Australian, personally and through Hancock.
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