Friday, 19 February 2010
The largely unsuccessful attempt by The Australian this week to suggest that there was something wasteful about the way AusAID administers its program has nevertheless provided a foundation for Opposition Finance spokesman Barnaby Joyce to appeal to those of his countrymen who dislike foreigners. The Senator began the process yesterday with his questioning of whether aid money was “going to the people who really need it, or to the leeches who suck off it”. I fear we will hear much more such nonsense between now and polling day.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 20:05