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It’s Our Moral Duty to Redirect the Foreign Aid Budget

Australia spends around $4 billion a year on foreign aid. While activists like the greens say that Australian taxes are well spent overseas, the reality is Australians deserve this assistance first.

Supporters of foreign aid say that it is money that is better spent in poorer countries compared to being spent in Australia. However, voters don’t need to look far to see examples of foreign aid being sent to under-developed countries only to be rorted by their governments.

What overseas governments do with their money should make Australians question if they really need our aid. Corruption, questionable government purchases and lacking transparency of some organisations that receive aid means Australian aid doesn’t even make it to the people it was meant for.

In early 2018, Indonesia took delivery of 8 Apache attack helicopters. In the 2017/18 year, Australia delivered over $350 million in aid to Indonesia. The cost of the attack helicopters? Over $400 million.

Australia sends $550 million each year to Papua New Guinea. In late 2018, it was discovered that the PNG Government would be buying 40 Maserati cars to cater for delegates to their upcoming APEC summit.

Not deterred by worldwide backlash to this, a week later the PNG Government added three Bentley limousines to their fleet, worth over $320,000 each. This revelation came at the same time it was revealed Australia was providing an extra $130 million in additional aid just to help PNG host APEC.

Whenever Australian taxes are being sent overseas, someone will be abusing Australia’s generosity.

Even if every dollar of the foreign aid budget made it to the people it was intended, Australians have always believed charity starts at home.

While $4 billion a year wouldn’t fix all of Australia’s problems, it could certainly help pensioners, returned service personnel and the estimated 116,000 homeless across our country. These are the people, Australians, that the government needs to look after first.

Australia is also a country that is constantly rocked by natural disasters. Only earlier in 2019, North Queensland was suffering some of the worst floods in decades, New South Wales was in 100% drought and Tasmania suffered through historically catastrophic bushfires, all at the same time.

Don’t Australians affected by disasters deserve all the assistance the government can give over sending aid overseas?

The latest costing on the Bradfield Scheme to drought proof huge areas of inland Australia by capturing floodwater from North Queensland, which One Nation is committed to, would be covered with just two years of diverted foreign aid funding.

The flow on effects of a nation building project such as this are almost incalculable. Water is the most essential resource to functioning a country and the country could be building it. Instead, politicians feel that money is better sent overseas.

As Australians it is our duty to look after our own backyard before trying to fix the world. This is why politicians must commit to redirecting our foreign aid budget to Australians first.

Pauline Hanson visits flood affected Cloncurry & Julia Creek

The heartbreaking sight of cattle lying dead in paddocks off the back of floods in Western Queensland is just indescribable.I've just been through a briefing with the Mayor of Cloncurry and I'm confident the army, council, volunteers, businesses and federal government are doing a great job. I'm only just seeing the true impact the torrential rain has caused these rural communities.If you'd like to help, there are three organisations the mayor has recommended. GIVIT - Blaze Aid - Farm AidI'll keep you posted.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #JuliaCreek #Cloncurry

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, February 18, 2019

Pauline ditches Canberra for flood affected farmers

The heartbreaking sight of cattle lying dead in paddocks off the back of floods in Western Queensland is just indescribable.

I’ve just been through a briefing with the Mayor of Cloncurry and I’m confident the army, council, volunteers, businesses and federal government are doing a great job.

I’m only just seeing the true impact the torrential rain has caused these rural communities.

If you’d like to help, there are three organisations the mayor has recommended.

GIVIT – Blaze Aid – Farm Aid

Pauline Hanson wants damaged rail line used as cattle fencing

I HAVE A BETTER IDEA ON HOW TO GET FENCING MATERIAL FOR FLOOD AFFECTED FARMERSThe railway line throughout parts of north-west Queensland that was washed away and destroyed during recent floods is set for the scrap yard – but I have a better use for it.I'd like to see the Queensland State Government donate it to farmers so they can cut it into post lengths to help get fences back up and farmers can get on their feet again.I took a lot of these aerial shots with the drone and sent them through to Sunrise for the update with Sam.If you can lend a hand to people who have suffered, visit: http://www.givit.org.au#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #JuliaCreek

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

I HAVE A BETTER IDEA ON HOW TO GET FENCING MATERIAL FOR FLOOD AFFECTED FARMERS

The railway line throughout parts of north-west Queensland that was washed away and destroyed during recent floods is set for the scrap yard – but I have a better use for it.

I’d like to see the Queensland State Government donate it to farmers so they can cut it into post lengths to help get fences back up and farmers can get on their feet again.

I took a lot of these aerial shots with the drone and sent them through to Sunrise for the update with Sam.

If you can lend a hand to people who have suffered, visit: http://www.givit.org.au

Over the last few days, I've been able to see first hand the devastation in North West Queensland where flood waters…

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

PNG Foreign Aid Insanity

Over the weekend, the Australian Government pledged to join in on giving PNG $2 billion of your money.Don't worry about the $550 billion (plus) of debt we owe or the hundreds of millions we already give to a notoriously corrupt PNG Government who buy Maserati's and Bentleys.Australia, the US, Japan and New Zealand signed a joint pledge to help PNG supply electricity to 70 percent of its citizens by 2030.Australia will initially contribute $25 million to the project and is expected to provide more support from a $2 billion Pacific infrastructure fund once the total cost of the project is finalised.Keep working Australia - you're not only helping to pay back the debt of failed Governments here in our country but others across the globe too.We're the only ones with the guts to say what you're thinking.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, November 19, 2018

Government Gives Another $2 Billion to PNG Instead of Australians

Over the weekend, the Australian Government pledged to join in on giving PNG $2 billion of your money.

Don’t worry about the $550 billion (plus) of debt we owe or the hundreds of millions we already give to a notoriously corrupt PNG Government who buy Maserati’s and Bentleys.

Australia, the US, Japan and New Zealand signed a joint pledge to help PNG supply electricity to 70 percent of its citizens by 2030.

Australia will initially contribute $25 million to the project and is expected to provide more support from a $2 billion Pacific infrastructure fund once the total cost of the project is finalised.

Keep working Australia – you’re not only helping to pay back the debt of failed Governments here in our country but others across the globe too.

We’re the only ones with the guts to say what you’re thinking.

PNG Doubles Down On Luxury Car Foreign Aid Shopping Spree

PNG Government buy additional 3 Bentley Cars for APEC Summit

NEWSFLASH – PNG GOVERNMENT ADDS 3 BENTLEYS TO THE 40 MASERATI'SIf it wasn't bad enough that the PNG Government bought 40 Maserati's for the upcoming APEC Summit, they've been caught out buying an additional 3 Bentley's for the 7-day event.It's also been revealed that Australia has given them an additional $130 million dollars to run the APEC event.While none of these luxury cars should have been purchased in the first place, I want a guarantee that no corrupt PNG officials end up buying them at 'mates rates'. They should be sold through appropriate auction sites once the event is over.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #PNG #Maserati #Bentley #Australia #APEC #Summit

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

PNG GOVERNMENT ADDS 3 BENTLEYS TO THE 40 MASERATIS

If it wasn’t bad enough that the PNG Government bought 40 Maserati’s for the upcoming APEC Summit, they’ve been caught out buying an additional 3 Bentleys for the 7-day event.

It’s also been revealed that Australia has given the PNG Government an additional $130 million dollars to run the APEC event.

While none of these luxury cars should have been purchased in the first place, I want a guarantee that no corrupt PNG officials end up buying them at ‘mates rates’.

They should be sold through appropriate auction sites once the event is over.

In case you missed the first part of this story from 12/10/18:

Australian taxpayers will be furious with the PNG Governments decision to buy 40 Maserati cars for the upcoming APEC Summit.

Australia gives the PNG Government around $550 million each year in foreign aid and Scott Morrison needs to make a call to his PM counterpart and give them a clear indication that Australia isn’t happy!

We love the people of PNG, but their Government stink to high heaven over this deal.

Pauline Hanson calls out PNG Government over Maserati cars

PNG BUY 40 MASERATI CARS FOR DELEGATIONAustralian taxpayers will be furious with the PNG Governments decision to buy 40 Maserati cars for the upcoming APEC Summit.Australia gives the PNG Government around $550 million each year in foreign aid and Scott Morrison needs to make a call to his PM counterpart and give them a clear indication that Australia isn't happy!We love the people of PNG, but their Government stink to high heaven over this deal.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Maserati

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Friday, October 12, 2018