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Drought relief charities made to defend donation spending

Prominent drought-relief charities have had to defend the way they spend donations after allegations were made over the misuse of the foundation’s administrative costs.

Aussie Helpers defended administrative costs on a Facebook post in which Founder, Brian Egan, laid out the foundations entire costs. The foundation have used donations for equipment, food and support for farmers during the natural disaster.

“Lets [sic] answer some questions that people have been asking over the last couple of weeks,” Egan said in the post. “Admin costs – YES we have them, one full time staff member and one part timer, we do occasionally employee help on a casual basis.

“Are our Board of Directors paid – NO and the founders of Aussie Helpers have never received any form of payment… this has been their passion to look after others.”

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