The past eight months in Australia have seen Mother Nature pushed to the limit. We have witnessed some of the most devastating drought in decades cripple our farmers, experienced a horrendous bushfire season which tore through towns and communities, leaving hundreds of families and animals homeless, only to be followed by massive deluge and now flooding. The North of the country braces itself for yet another cyclone whilst the southern states teeter between sweltering heat, soaring temperatures and flash flooding.
Needless to say, our hearts have broken watching this unfold. We have seen the impact of being affected ourselves or seeing loved one’s cope with the fall-out of these natural disasters. In our greatest time of need, charitable organisations reach out and provide vital support and assistance where possible. Millions of dollars have been raised so far in support of those who have lost everything in these bushfire ravaged areas, however now there is speculation as to how and where this money is being spent. Who gets assistance first? How is the money allocated and is this what was intended when the money was donated? Is this enough and is there more we could be doing?