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$100,000 for Bob Geldof's talk on poverty

TexAG

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AdelaideNow... Revealed: $100,000 for Bob Geldof's talk on poverty

The Hypocrites....

ANTI-POVERTY campaigner Sir Bob Geldof cost organisers $100,000 to come to Melbourne and give a speech about world suffering.
Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis at a Crown casino function on Thursday night.

But it can be revealed the outspoken human rights activist charged about $100,000 for his troubles – a fee that included the cost of luxury hotel rooms and first-class airfares.

Fellow activist, World Vision CEO the Rev Tim Costello, spoke for free.

An event insider said: "It was an inspiring speech. But when you think he got paid $100,000 to talk about poverty it seems like a bit of a contradiction.

"That's $100,000 that could have made a difference to poverty right there
 


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AdelaideNow... Revealed: $100,000 for Bob Geldof's talk on poverty

The Hypocrites....

ANTI-POVERTY campaigner Sir Bob Geldof cost organisers $100,000 to come to Melbourne and give a speech about world suffering.
Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis at a Crown casino function on Thursday night.

But it can be revealed the outspoken human rights activist charged about $100,000 for his troubles – a fee that included the cost of luxury hotel rooms and first-class airfares.

Fellow activist, World Vision CEO the Rev Tim Costello, spoke for free.

An event insider said: "It was an inspiring speech. But when you think he got paid $100,000 to talk about poverty it seems like a bit of a contradiction.

"That's $100,000 that could have made a difference to poverty right there
Sounds like a case of Looking After Number One!

The Rat!
 

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By the looks of thr story Bob was put the charity, which means, number one they had the money to spare and number two they thought that they would see a financial return on having Bob as a speaker.

If the charity didn't see a return I can almost be certain that Bob would offer to repay the cost of his appearence.
 

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Also, what's wrong with private for-profit charities? Considering "the failure of governments to combat the crisis", I'd say it's the only way to go.

you obviously know nothing about charities and the non-profit sector. The above seems to suggest you didn't know private sector non profit charities exist. Charities put all their resources into achieving their mission statement, they don't need a profit motive to work effectively because people who contribute financially to them believe in their work and feel its worth their money.
A for profit charity is just an 'ethical' business, and plenty of them already exist (for example a.f.a.i.k Innocent smoothies donate 10% of profits to charity)
 

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you obviously know nothing about charities and the non-profit sector. The above seems to suggest you didn't know private sector non profit charities exist. Charities put all their resources into achieving their mission statement, they don't need a profit motive to work effectively because people who contribute financially to them believe in their work and feel its worth their money.
A for profit charity is just an 'ethical' business, and plenty of them already exist (for example a.f.a.i.k Innocent smoothies donate 10% of profits to charity)
I am aware that for profit charities exist.

Also, I have no qualms about non-profit charities, nor do I have any problems with for-profit charities that keep a percentage of donations as profit.

What motivated me to post on this topic was the fact that the OP displayed an innate hatred for the concept of 'profit' altogether.
 

ManOfReason

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Hey give him a break, they guy has two half orphans to look after. Budding talent-free-celebrity careers are very expensive to build you know. :)
 

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I think were missing the greater tragedy here, were STILL talking about world poverty more than 20 years after his Live Aid shbang, and before that they'd been talking about it since the 50's

Lets face facts, its never going to change.
 

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I think were missing the greater tragedy here, were STILL talking about world poverty more than 20 years after his Live Aid shbang, and before that they'd been talking about it since the 50's

Lets face facts, its never going to change.
To be honest, people like Bob Geldof, while noble in their aspirations, often deflect from longer term development goals. Band-aid type solutions will never work, root and branch reform of all sections of 3rd world socities are required. Many of these countries need to be brought first into the 20th century and maybe then they might have a chance of entering the 21st century.
 

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I am aware that for profit charities exist.

Also, I have no qualms about non-profit charities, nor do I have any problems with for-profit charities that keep a percentage of donations as profit.

What motivated me to post on this topic was the fact that the OP displayed an innate hatred for the concept of 'profit' altogether.
charities don't keep a percentage of donations as profit-they pay their staff and their expenses and the rest goes into aiding their mission. They couldn't be registered as charities if they keep profit.

I don't have a problem with what Geldof did seeing as it was a consultancy firm who paid him not a charity.
 

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I know some water has gone under the bridge since, but after the CRC & other so called Charities debacle of chief executives getting salaries of €125,000 + & other executives of other Charities getting very similar salaries & perks, one executive who didnt get that big a salery but got €17,000 Bonus !! No wonder our Bob claimed that $100,000 & flights, sure isn't it part & parcel of the charities by the well heeled nobs of this World, who make a contribution to World Poverty by attending a conference or two,saying a few words & stay in the best hotels, get first class flights, but their not the ones who get their hands dirty, oh no that's for the geniune hard working individuals on the real front line, but these geniune charity workers never get to be the celebrity interviewed on Radio or TV, & they don't get anything like the salaries or perks the executives get. So Bob can relax in his armchair knowing his contributition to World Hunger is alive & well & living the good life in London.
 
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If someone was willing to pay for his services then I don't see the problem. He's probably going to give it away to charity anyway.

Also, what's wrong with private for-profit charities? Considering "the failure of governments to combat the crisis", I'd say it's the only way to go.
You don't see the irony, no?

Oh well, never mind.
 

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I am aware that for profit charities exist.

Also, I have no qualms about non-profit charities, nor do I have any problems with for-profit charities that keep a percentage of donations as profit.

What motivated me to post on this topic was the fact that the OP displayed an innate hatred for the concept of 'profit' altogether.
I don't think it's the concept. It's the context.
 

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(1) If you are stupid enough to give money to a charity organisation , you should expect a percentage to be ripped off by rich folk.

(2) The dole is charity, and both reinforce negative behaviour. Why should Africa get its act together if we'll just give it lots of our money? The only "charity" it should receive is a bit of European/American "know how" and if they fail to take advantage of it, then that's their fault.
 

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Spare me the world poverty lecture bob,when people like you are getting 100,000 per speech you can stick it where the sun don't shine...Your faux humanitarian act doesn't work with me - i see you for what you are , a champange socialist career communist w*anker..
 

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Spare me the world poverty lecture bob,when people like you are getting 100,000 per speech you can stick it where the sun don't shine...Your faux humanitarian act doesn't work with me - i see you for what you are , a champange socialist career communist w*anker..
That ************************ whole existence is based on using children dying of starvation to revise a talentless career in music , hope he rots in hell for it
 

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isnt it funny how NO ONE is interested in investigating charities in our media ?

let alone sacred cows like bob.

frankie boy aint the only one i'd bet.

:D
 


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