Posted by Editor, cairnsnews
Letter to the Editor
AU$170 million spent on Ukraine, in just a month or so!!!!! Add up the figures,and marvel at the generosity of Scott Morrison and Josh Freidenberg on our behalf!
We’re in hock up to our ears, AUSTRALIAN CURRENT GOVERNMENT DEBT STANDS AT AU$1,500,000,000,000 ($1.5 TRILLION) and we’re BORROWING an extra couple of hundred million $$$ to finance a brawl between Ukraine and Russia?
If that doesn’t convince you that we’re treated as saps and are being fleeced nothing will!
*The Australian Government approved
MILITARY AID for Ukraine*
AU$25 million worth of non-lethal military equipment on 25 February 2022
AU$50 million worth of lethal military equipment (“rockets and ammunitions”) on 28 February 2022.
AU$21 million to the Ukrainian Armed Forces on 20 March 2022
AU$25 million for “defensive military assistance” including radar systems, food and medical supplies.
(AU$20 million) Unspecified number of Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles.
AU$30 million on 20 March 2022:
AU$10 million to various non-government organisations
AU$10 million to the World Food Programme
AU$8 million to the United Nations Population Fund
AU$2 million to the Emergency Action Alliance Ukraine Appeal
(AU$30 million) At least 70,000 tons of thermal coal for Ukrainian power stations