“DON’T LET JOE F**K WITH MY FOREIGN AID CALLING CARD”:
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Well may Julie Bishop have rolled her eyes when Joe Hockey alluded to the dreaded Expenditure Review Committee in question time on Monday. Julie needs to hold her foreign aid head high on the international stage particularly when she sits as a temporary Security Council member at the UN.
Borrowing billions to give to mostly corrupt countries like Indonesia and many African States might be practical in geopolitical terms but it’s plain stupid economically.
Foreign aid is about first world countries competing for geopolitical influence in third world countries and France and the UK have already established their influence in Africa. Vanuatu is already half French with Noumea totally French and WTF are we doing giving borrowed money to a filthy rich Indonesia for?
Julie Bishop should turn her attention as to why DFAT’s AusAID equalled Saudi Arabia’s gift of $25 million to the Clinton Foundation under Gillard’s reign. Highly illegal!
She should also revisit the $500 million Gillard donated to the furtherance of women’s roles in the Pacific.
While there she should look into DFAT’s conspiratorial involvement in abducting four Italian girls from their court-ordered father’s care, despite Italy being a Hague Convention signatory.
Yep, there’s plenty to be done with Julie’s DFAT wastage and criminality.
There’s plenty more to be cut from little Kevin Andrews’ ADF but, as with every other Defence Minister, he will get chewed up and spat out by powerful Departmental Heads.
There are plenty of savings still available to Abbott if he has the balls to go there: The CSIRO could be at least partially commercially viable rather than stuck permanently to the taxpayer’s teat.
Six disparate security agencies could be amalgamated rather than compete with each other for increased budgets. That new billion dollar building in Canberra could house the lot, with an effective cross-pollination of vital security data.
The ABC/SBS should be combined and made to play the commercial game like all other media. Half of their total of $1.6 billion in yearly budgets is usurped in the self-gifted wages they go to great lengths to hide.
Australia Post is struggling, sacking 900 employees, while boss Mr Ahmed Fahour, gifts himself $4.8 million a year in a salary package (not too shabby for a public servant) $2 million of which he sent directly to his brother’s Islamic Museum as a tax deduction.
Mr Fahour believes taxpayers' funds should be kept within his wider family.
The welfare budget supports 900,000 Australians on disability pensions (increasing weekly by 2,000) while the Islamic foster care rort is siphoning billions from taxpayers and needy Aussies.
The halal tax rort is imposing an extra $1.4 billion on everything we buy. Billions in Aussie dollars are shifted to Islamic terrorist organisations via an array of sham Islamic “charities”.
Australians’ house values are halved amid countless Mosque approvals, and guess who lines up to buy them?
But the greatest saving should be made by cancelling (at least in part) the order for Lockheed Martin’s F-35, state-of-the-art, Joint Strike fighter. It is still bogged down in 20 years' development, and we are up to our necks in a $20 billion procurement cost that can be doubled with ongoing servicing costs.
It’s an ADF boys’ toys bullshit debacle that no longer has a place in modern warfare. Dog fights in the skies over Dresden are finished as sophisticated drones fight wars from a distance.
And Australia’s submarines need to be purchased from those who know how to build them, certainly not from the ASC, who a certain honest Minister suggested couldn’t be trusted to build a canoe. So the ADF spat him out too.
Massive savings are available, not in cutting aged pensions, but in every corner of government! These are Agencies where an obstructionist Senate can be bypassed.
The only thing missing is testicular fortitude?