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Steve Miller‎
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19 August at 19:20

Be careful how you donate to the drought relief
Not really happy about this...some explanation needed.
Posted from another site.
........” Not as it seems with Buy a bale.
Not all the money goes to the farmers, nor even to getting the hay to the farm, but last year saw over $350,000 go directly to the organisations FIVE employees.

Buy A Bale is a part of Rural Aid and is owned and operated by Charles and Tracy Adler of Acacia Ridge, Queensland. It was formed in 2015.

It has five employees, one of whom is Tracy Adler, a director.

In the last financial year Rural Aid spent $354,744 on employee assistance. (Five employees)

They spent $40,941 on administration.

They received $917,492 in donations as well as $29,907 in government grants.
They paid "suppliers and employees" $886,622 (my underlining)

Another big boy is Aussie Helpers, owned by Brian and Nerida Egan of Charleville, Queensland.

Aussie Helpers has six directors listed, and no employees listed on its financial report.

Its revenue was $2,290,119 and it spent $80,302 on employee benefits expenses, $126,927 on office administration and a further $390,407 on "other expenses" while spending $191,590 on assistance to farmers.

The organisation has also spent up big, and holds over $2.5 Million in property, plant and equipment, and is presently sitting on $6.2 Million in cash in the bank.

So, all is not as it seems with some of the big players.

Then you have bit players such as The Need for Feed, Lions, Drought Angels where every cent is spent in getting hay to the farms.

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners is the way to go. I am not the author of this post.

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This is what gets up my nose,
I live in NTH QLD Cairns, and our rain fall is around 7-9 METERS of rain a year, (fell free to google it)
I work as a FIFO in the gas pipe industry and have worked in South West QLD (all over the Darling Downs) NSW and the NT building Gas Pipelines.
As I have written to Parliament in the past,
WHY WHY WHY cant we build dams,In the tropics of NTH QLD, and then pipe the water from NTH QLD to these people that are in DESPERATE need of our waste product that falls from the sky for "FREE" and flows down the rivers and Floods our towns and then runs out to the ocean ??????
IT can be done, we do it with GAS all over this great land of ours WHY can't we do it with WATER ?

And Im Still waiting for a respond from Bob Katter's office 5 Years Later ?
After all, His family DOES come from a cattle farm near Charters Towers West of Townsville

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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The big businesses are into it as well.
Went through a Hungry Jacks drivethrough last week and noticed a sign "a fiver for the farmers" meaning, as I enquired, you give five dollars in the payment to go to the farmers.
To date they had collected $27000 which is good, until I started thinking unless I get a receipt showing a donation, and keep in mind HJ's is not a registered charity (to my knowledge), then Hungry Jacks, and others doing the same like Woolies, Coles, Virgin, etc (not solely for the farmers)make tha donation in the Company name and get a 30% tax deduction for it.
Nice little money spinner and great way to make like they are doing a great job for charity, while lining their pockets with tax deductions.
Or is it just my suspicious mind ??

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Taxation accept "bucket donations" as a legit form of donation on your tax return, as long as it isn't exorbitant. These are donations where you throw your dollar coins etc into a bucket. Might sound harsh but I do not donate money anymore as these charities all have CEO's pulling dollars out of your kindness. They expect the little person to donate time to run these charities, but up top people are pulling good money because they wear the CEO or senior management title.

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Cheers
Keith

I was always told that you should go into a bank and make a donation that way you get a reseat and You can clame it on your tax if over $5 ?????

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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for a donation. These are businesses who make money off legitimate charities. They keep such a massive proportion of a donation and only pass on a token amount to the charity itself. I cant figure out why these guys are legally able to do it or why a registered charity would want to use them in good conscience. I never feel bad telling these mongrels where to go.

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Just give your coin to the Lions club in Ulverstone Tasmania , at least you know its going to where it is meant to be going ! . 100% donated is 100% delivered to drought stricken farmers . Plenty of feed down here in Tassie and we are sending all we can atm . All loads are atm no charge on the spirit of Tasmania ferry's across the straight from Tassie to Victoria and have on board some generous trucking companies .

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Cheers,
John.

along with Rotary club, it's a freemason organisation .. try finding an honest mob, farmers really need the help.

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"Junk is something you throw out 3 weeks before you need it"

We always see who can tell the biggest lies. Yes I feel sorry for the farmers the drought is bad not that I notice it in gippsland.
The memory's of getting paid sfa and waiting to get paid still haven't faded away this has happened every time I've ever worked for any Aussie farmer more than 10 times now I wont say what I think of what they do to the stupid backpackers. But when a bloke driving a brand new Toyota 4wd wont fork out $5k for 6 months it pisses me off.

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Whats wrong with Melbourne drug addicts sleeping all over the footpath trying to scab money?

Like everything in Aust there are farmers and then there are farmers.
Two stories that stick in my mind.
First story.
Riding my bicycle around an island at Mooloolaba about 4 years ago and came across a home for sale, with a good size motor yacht out the back.
While I am standing admiring the home, a bloke walks out and tells me he is house sitting for the owner, and proceeds to tell me the home is for sale for $5 million and the yacht for $8 million and it is all owned by a farmer who is doing it tough.
But then tells me the Govt have to start helping these struggling farmers.
I rode off laughing.
Second story
Bloke comes in from the west to buy a 1 tonner off me in mid 1990's and knows nothing about cars, so brings his mate, the farmer, with him.
During the conversation, farmer mentions they had a really good year back a couple of years, so did up the home, bought new machinery and a new car,etc etc, but then tells me, in hindsight, they should have put some away because since then things have gone a bit pear shaped and they are short of money.
No shiet Sherlock.

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Let’s not get me started on those ferrel muts.
Nth Qld delivered 40per cent of the bananas lm Australia. Backpacks are cheap labour, and won’t give a local a fair go. Then small town wingers say ther no money in the towns??????
I wonder why

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

i used to donate to worthy causes until feb this year when my house was smashed by a large gum tree.not one offer of help from any charity(not even a tarp from ses). due to asbestos (110 y.o house)all our clothes and some funiture had to be thrown out, cost us $1700 for 10 days stay in [Naughty Pottyword]ty local pub(wife and daughters needed somewhere to sleep).now been in a rented caravan in the back yard for 6 months.not one offer of help from any charity, department,etc while their ceo,s get hudreds of thousands a year.(just an offer would have been nice even if we didnt use it) never again will i give a cent to any charity.

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