Fireworks first, the needy last

THE Victorian government spent $3 million on fireworks for New Year’s Eve.

Looking at a cost of $10 each, this could have bought 300,000 meals for the needy.

It could have helped hospitals or the homeless.

Third World countries could be set up for life — food, clean water, skills, start-up supplies for growing their own vegies, fish farms, toilets, cows or goats to breed and eat, training for midwives, and rice banks.

But for some reason we turn our backs on them season after season.