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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.

The number of foreign workers in Australia will shock you

As an Australian nationalist, I make no apologies for being strong onjobs for Australians first, and that definitely includes apprenticeships. Labor and the Coalition, on the other hand, have quite literally opened the floodgates to foreign workers on visa schemes that have sold out the unemployed and the under-unemployed right across this country.ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said in July this year that there are 1.4 million visa holders with working rights in Australia. That's disgusting. I have no doubt that these people are hard workers, but the pointof my disgust comes down to Australians wanting a job. They have to compete with over one million overseas workers. Both Labor and the Coalition have hoodwinked voters in this country.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Labor & Coalition Open Floodgates to Foreign Workers on Visa Schemes

As an Australian nationalist, I make no apologies for being strong on
jobs for Australians first, and that definitely includes apprenticeships. Labor and the Coalition, on the other hand, have quite literally opened the floodgates to foreign workers on visa schemes that have sold out the unemployed and the under-unemployed right across this country.

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said in July this year that there are 1.4 million visa holders with working rights in Australia. That’s disgusting. I have no doubt that these people are hard workers, but the point
of my disgust comes down to Australians wanting a job. They have to compete with over one million overseas workers.

Both Labor and the Coalition have hoodwinked voters in this country.

One Nation thanked for their "principled position" on Free Trade Agreements

I have to say I was shocked the other day when I received a positive letter from the head of one of Australia’s biggest unions thanking myself and One Nation for our principled stand voting against the unfair Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.And didn’t I let the Labor party know it when they tried to trundle out their tired old lies about penalty rates even though everyone knows One Nation has voted with Labor to restore penalty rates for workers. The TPP is bad for Australian workers, you know It, I know it and the unions know it. Labor sold out its voters and sold out the members of the unions who fund them and for what? So that thousands of workers from countries like Mexico and Brazil are allowed to flood the country.So much for standing up for Aussie workers and Aussie jobs.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stop Foreign Ownership in Australia

Stop Foreign Ownership of Australia

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, October 22, 2018

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.

Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!

https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/

Pauline Hits the Dirt Road Again

No stranger to red dust, Pauline Hanson has hit the regions again in an impromptu tour of regional Queensland. Making her way to Capricornia, inland and north from there, Pauline has yet again hit the towns that most politicians can’t be bothered to spend the time at.

Her first stop was to Yeppoon, the beachside Central Queensland town 8 hours north of Brisbane. While there she went live on Sky News and had a few words to say about foreign ownership and the Paris Agreement.

Stop Foreign Ownership of Australia

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, October 22, 2018

Cut power prices | Businesses shutting down

The United Nation's Paris Agreement does absolutely nothing to help Aussie households pay for power bills and household expenses.The time to pull out is now!

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, October 22, 2018

Pauline also dropped in to see Stephen Andrew, One Nation MP for Mirani at Sarina as she made her way north.

From there Pauline visited Moranbah where she stayed in one of the mining camps, something the miners were surprised and very happy to see.

It’s been another great night on the road throughout Central Queensland. I stayed in camp last night with the miners…

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

At her stop in at Glenden, Pauline had a few choice words for Scott Morrison after learning of the Turnbull/Bali fiasco.

Pauline Hanson thinks Malcolm Turnbull shouldn't represent Australia at Bali Climate Change Summit

Scott Morrison has chosen to send Malcolm Turnbull to a Climate Change Summit in Bali, to represent Australia.Just a few weeks ago, Malcolm Turnbull described former PM's Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott as "miserable, miserable ghosts" who should have left Parliament the moment they lost the top job.Perhaps it's time Malcolm Turnbull took some of his own advice and stopped making a miserable, miserable ghost of himself.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #MalcolmTurnbull #ScottMorrison #TonyAbbott

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

From Glenden Pauline visited Collinsville where one of the largest solar farms in the state is. While there Pauline reiterated her stance that while solar can exist, it shouldn’t be subsidized and we need coal-fired power stations for baseload energy when the sun isn’t shining.

Pauline Hanson visits a 2000 acre solar farm in Collinsville, North Queensland

There's no denying solar has its place in a modern mix of energy throughout the country and the world, but the reality is, it doesn't work of a night and we don't have the battery technology to store the nations power needs.Who knows what the technology future will bring, but in the meantime, I'm still the strongest advocate of building new, low emission, coal-fired power stations to ensure we have adequate base-load power at affordable prices for domestic and commercial purposes.If the Liberals and Labor continue spruiking these unrealistic renewable energy targets, politicians will send this country broke and you'll see even higher disconnection rates than current levels.#Auspol #OneNation #OnTheRoad #PaulineHanson #Collinsville #FNQ #NorthQueensland #Capricornia

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pauline’s red dirt regional tour continues as she gets around to speak to Australians about what matters to them so One Nation can take the fight to Canberra.

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