‘Crazy’: Call to increase climate-based financing for developing countries

Pauline Hanson's chief of staff James Ashby says a call for Australia to increase its climate-based funding for developing countries to $4 billion a year

Pauline Hanson’s chief of staff, James Ashby, says calling for Australia to increase its climate-based funding for developing countries to $4 billion a year is “crazy”. “We already give more than $4 billion in foreign aid,” he told Sky News presenter Paul Murray. “There are 13 million Australians who go into work on a daily or weekly basis, and their taxes contribute to that… it’s about $300 a year that goes into foreign aid.” What they are asking is for each of those who are Australians to pay another $300 to an organization that has no control over how that money is spent.”

Pauline Hanson’s chief of staff, James Ashby, says calling for Australia to increase its climate financing for developing countries to $4 billion a year is “crazy”. “We already give more than $4 billion in foreign aid,” he told Sky News presenter Paul Murray. “There are 13 million Australians who go into work on a daily or weekly basis, and their taxes contribute to that… it’s about $300 a year that goes into foreign aid. “What they’re asking is that all those Australians pay another $300 to an organization that has no control over how that money is spent.”

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