The Hager defence fund stands at over
$41,000 $43,000 $44,000 and still climbing. But some mean-spirited wingnuts are trying to have it shut down, causing the host Spark / Givealittle organisation to post the following statement:
Statement from Spark Foundation – Legal fund for Nicky Hager
…While we acknowledge strong public opinion and debate on issues related to Nicky Hager and recent events reported in the media, it is important to note that it is not illegal for an individual to establish a fund for Nicky Hager and seek donations from the public. …
We encourage all interested parties who have reported this page to the Givealittle helpdesk to participate in the public debate around this fundraising and express views through various online news and social media.
Given what Hager has been, and will be put through, it takes a very special kind of wingnut hatred to try and shut down this community-based fundraising effort. I think I’ll donate again, just to piss them off.