Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

OPINION: Too much money is spent on foreign aid

I'M JUST so sick of the money we send overseas in foreign aid. Sure they are needy but so are our locals.

The immigrants, legal or otherwise, who become totally reliant on our welfare system create another burden on our heavily-stretched budget.

The farmers in Western Queensland who are totally drought effected and in dire straits with banks foreclosing weekly need help.

I'm not talking loans, they can't pay them back, they need a cash boost much like the Rudd Government solution to the global financial crisis.

That in itself was a total waste of money depleting the surplus they inherited.

These people pay taxes when possible and create no financial burden to society yet provide some of the basics we have all come to expect.

They need to be looked after

BRUCE HUSTWICK

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