Make our Foreign Aid Fund our National Disaster Fund and PUT AUSTRALIANS FIRST!
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This financial year alone it has been estimated that Australia will gift Indonesia $365.7 million in "foreign aid" (meanwhile Indonesia will spend $8bn on their military.. GO FIGURE!
Following Cyclone Debbie the state of Queensland and northern New South Wales are disaster zones.
Stop sending Australian money overseas to countries such as Indonesia and Palestine whilst neglecting hard-working Australians who have lost EVERYTHING and need our help!
I am hoping this petition will garner enough attention that in the interim (until a permanent solution for putting Australians first can be reached) the Australian Federal Government will change the Foreign Aid Fund to the National Disaster Fund and for the first time in a long time PUT OUR CITIZENS FIRST!
With the exception of the truly desperate, Aid should only be given to those who give to us when we are in the same desperate need (but cannot afford to look after their own people) yet somehow I doubt Indonesia will withdraw money from their military fund to provide us with aid even considering the hundreds of millions we gift them yearly!
Update: "Malcolm Turnbull has pledged Australia's ongoing support for Afghanistan and signed a $320 million development agreement, during an historic visit by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani."
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