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Why Folau fundraising flood showed we're hyprocites

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24.06.2019

GIVEN the speed of donations that rushed in for Israel Folau's GoFundMe account, you'd be forgiven for thinking Australians are a charitable bunch.

But while we were prepared, in just a matter of days, to hand over more than $700,000 to fund a footballer's legal challenge to being sacked for breaching his contract, a missing Hervey Bay woman's family barely scraped together $700 of donations.

GoFundMe is normally reserved for working-class people struck down by sudden illness or tragedy.

Israel Folau did not fall into either one of those categories. He appears to be in good health. His lucrative career has given him ample access to his own capital.

But he was in for the 'fight of his life', according to the video he used to launch the ill-conceived fundraiser on Friday.
Still, people gave so readily that his fundraiser rocketed to the top........

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