Australia ceases multimillion-dollar donations to controversial Clinton family charities

Austraila says it will end its donations to the Clinton Foundation. Austraila donated $88 million to the foundation in the past ten years. Norway is also significantly cutting its donations to the Clinton Foundation. Norway donated $20 million annually and will now donate about a quarter of that.

Guess there’s no reason to keep giving money when there’s no payback. 

AUSTRALIA has finally ceased pouring millions of dollars into accounts linked to Hillary Clinton’s charities. 

Which begs the question: Why were we donating to them in the first place?

The federal government confirmed to it has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.

The Clinton Foundation has a rocky past. It was described as “a slush fund”, is still at the centre of an FBI investigation and was revealed to have spent more than $50 million on travel.

Despite that, the official website for the charity shows contributions from both AUSAID and the Commonwealth of Australia, each worth between $10 million and $25 million. approached the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for comment about how much was donated and why the Clinton Foundation was chosen as a recipient.

A DFAT spokeswoman said all funding is used “solely for agreed development projects” and Clinton charities have “a proven track record” in helping developing countries.

Australia jumping ship is part of a post-US election trend away from the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate’s fundraising ventures.

Via Australia’s News