George Christensen makes a good point here. Perhaps it’s time to pursue a more ‘Australia First’ approach towards foreign aid? Sky News, April 8, 2017: Liberal National MP George Christensen has called for all foreign aid to be suspended in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. Mr Christensen has written on his webpage that Australia’s commitment to… Continue reading Foreign aid an ‘insult’ to Debbie victims
So long as the Palestinian authority provides assistance to terrorists and their families, why should we be sending them any aid whatsoever? Much money could be spent for far better purposes at home. While these ideas would have been more influential if proposed while he was still Prime Minister, I applaud Tony Abbott for his timely… Continue reading Tony Abbott wants foreign aid suspended to Palestinian Authority
A community in Melbourne’s northeast is reportedly ‘divided’ over plans to host Syrian refugees in an aged care facility. And who can blame these people that are ‘divided’ over such plans, which would at best seek to provide accommodation and assistance to refugees at the cost of lesser care for elderly Australians? We’ve all heard about the horrors of the Syrian… Continue reading Refugees to move into an aged care facility?
A bit over a month ago, I put up a post detailing my reasoning as to why Australia should cut its foreign aid to Indonesia. Given its human rights violations, and its marked hostility towards Australia, its seemed nonsensical for aid to be be granted for Indonesia, or any other similar country that openly showcases such a marked… Continue reading More misaimed aid from Australia
After the execution of convicted Australian drug traffickers, Andrew Chan and Myruan Sukumuran in April of this year, tensions between Australia and Indonesia have been high. To express ‘it’s displeasure’, as according to foreign minister Julie Bishop, Australia temporarily withdrew its ambassador from Indonesia. Despite the 2 men being rehabilitated, as well as Australia’s enormous… Continue reading Why Australia should cut Indonesia’s aid