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Australian UFO group quizzed over tax funds


Posted on Friday, 19 May, 2017 | Comment icon 5 comments

The Australian government has been rather generous with its grants lately. Image Credit: sxc.hu
An investigation has been launched after it emerged that the group had received almost $6,000 in grants.
Tuggerah Lakes UFO Group, which has around 1,000 followers on Facebook, states that it aims to "share information on UFO and related topics, support and encourage likeminded people and encourage UFO Disclosure."

Based in the Central Coast region, a popular hotspot for UFO sightings, the group was originally awarded the funds to support the transporting of volunteers with disabilities.

Australia's social services minister Christian Porter has since called for the funding to be reviewed.

"I'm sure they're very nice people and there are lots of volunteers who are getting something out of it, but looking at it from my perspective, representing taxpayers, it didn't seem to pass a common sense test," he said.

"I asked the department to hold the transmission of funds until they could give me a little more detail around what the group does."

When asked about the number of UFO sightings in the Central Coast region, Porter replied "You tend to find a lot of sightings when you are funding UFO-sighting groups, I tend to think."

"But we will see what they are about."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (5)

Tags: UFO, Australia

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by curiouse on 19 May, 2017, 11:51
I'm a proud Australian. But this proves once again who's governing us......Morons!
Comment icon #2 Posted by The Russian Hare on 19 May, 2017, 14:34
Unethical Financial Opportunism
Comment icon #3 Posted by Calibeliever on 19 May, 2017, 15:20
Perhaps they were transporting volunteers with disabilities to watch for UFOs?
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 19 May, 2017, 16:06
Don't blame the UFO group. Get the guy that approved the grant to pay it back then fire his ass,
Comment icon #5 Posted by Alaric on 19 May, 2017, 21:19
Let me guess, their documentation was blurry and unsupported and the expense vouchers they submitted were out of this world? Bada bing...


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