THE leaders of many Western nations talk about resolving world hunger and poverty, but words do not seem to translate into actions.
When one considers the billions of dollars wasted each year on defence and armaments — equivalent to the national budgets of some poverty- stricken countries — it does not make sense that hunger is still a global problem.
Australia, as a wealthy nation, has an opportunity to lead the way in making a small sacrifice to dramatically increase development funding to the Third World.
It has recently shown a willingness to lead the way in helping to save the whales from being hunted into extinction.
Why not do the same to prevent millions of children from dying because of hunger?