$4.5 billion will be dedicated to foreign aid, the same fixed percentage of GDP as every year, much of it spent on educational programs for our nearest neighbours.
The question no one on the left will answer: why do poor people need education?
Reader NT Woman is all over this issue:
So then, how do we help homeless in Australia if the government won’t?
Aren’t our citizens worthy of help? Aren’t the homeless truly poor? How is it that (some) of us can see the need in another land, but ignore the need at home?
What about our people who still dont have houses or electricity after the floods and winter is coming or here?
I see overseas aid as santimonious and two faced, when it is at the expense of our own poor.