Celeste Barber opens 10-hour Sydney bushfire concert with political dig

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A 10-hour fundraising concert in Sydney for communities devastated by bushfires begins, with more than 70,000 expected to see the likes of John Farnham, Queen and Delta Goodrem perform.

The Fire Fight Australia concert in Sydney has kicked off — beginning a 10-hour fundraising drive for communities devastated by the catastrophic bushfires and the emergency services who have worked tirelessly to support them.Comedian Celeste Barber opened the show with a dig at politicianscomedian Celeste Barber

"It's been such a hectic time. As Aussies, we bear together and look after each other — because it turns out the people at the top don't," she said to a big cheer from the crowd.


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Which is predictable, boring & lacking in class...why does leftwing politics suck all of the humour out of 'comics'?

So in future before you start telling people where to send their money make sure its going to do what you are promoting. Celeste certainly wouldn't have a career as an investment advisor.

this is just virtue singling by people that will get payed via the back door ...the money will go to buy peoples farms so they can't continue their preferred life styles ..these singers want people off the land..this happened last time people did aid for farmers

We all know what the concert was for, so I believe at this stage keep the politics out of it.

That was makes her stupid. She is a comedian not a politician and her views are not relevant.

This was wonderful BUT WHO IS HANDLING THIS MONEY AND WHO IS GETTING IT . I am over this as lots of other charities are suffering . I would like it to be divided up . Aussie Helpers, Blaze Aid , Rural Aud, animal help , Volunteer Fire fighters DIRECT not through any agency .

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So predictable, so boring, yawn

A big thank you to Channel 7 and FOX for giving the rest of us the opportunity to experience this event. To all the artist, their crews, Paul Dainty and the enormous back stage and behind the scenes people who made this spectacular event possible. T

My god! she is Australia’s second natural disaster

GayeCrispin And so she should.

International shock, sympathy and support. Stark contrast to Government response: 'Get used to it'.

She has well and truly proven herself to be a blood fool! Raised a lot of money (That can't be used!) Then delivers this shit! celestebarber_ give it a bloody break, your wrecking this whole show!!

This is a day about unity and our beautiful country x not divisive political statements. So disappointed


Love you celest, be yourself xx

I switched channels after her snide remark. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence would not be so disrespectful. Not all agree with her view. Thank you PM ❤️🇦🇺

We’ve gone past politics on this one celestebarber_ donation mess up is the joke of the century !! I liked her before she became an out of her depth political tool .

She’s certainly enjoying the limelight. It’s a pity nobody is enjoying the $50 million.

Belle Gibson? Red Cross? Salvos? Celeste Barber? All the same bells are ringing 😡

The woman who got ppl to donate to a fire station 🤔😂😂🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

Well said..... 'It's been such a hectic time. As Aussies, we bear together and look after each other — because it turns out the people at the top don't,' she said to a big cheer from the crowd.

It's a wonder that ScottyFromMarketting didn't put his hat in the ring to open it up..

Look where money’s raised for FireFightAustralia appeal is ending up 🤔 Interesting 🤔 How much will end up going to those that lost everything? auspol abc

Good. She's bloody right.

So TheirABC biggest take on a concert to help bushfire affected people is to create division by supporting a political statement. StupidLeftards

She is a fraud

Her comment is spot on. ScottyFromMarketing has proven time and time again that he lacks empathy and leadership skills. LNPCorruption shows they're all the same. Time to GrowABackbone has been and gone. All useless. SackMorrison ClimateChange ClimateAction auspol

Scott Morrison will take it as a personal affront that Tina Arena didnt walk out after Celeste's dig at his federal government.


Bless her. She speaks the truth

Celeste is standing on the stage, in all good faith , for this concert and the funds raised are going to the Red Cross This is clearly , for Celeste going down the same road, were is the ' money ' going .😎

Red cross and the Salvos got jumped on for not handing over the cash fast enough is she the one sitting on 52 million trying to dictate terms to the RFS? Give them their money!

I can not even begin to fathom the bullshit that has been thrown up to stop this money going where it's needed. C'mon OURABC, how about doing some digging & getting the true facts for us!

Brilliant career leverage by sub par entertainer

She has had to call in the lawers, because of problems with distribution of the $50 million. Again charity donations lost with admin or legal costs. And she is badmouthing politicians.

She has done a shit load more than all of the pollies combined

For those who do not click on the article, the $50 million plus that she has raised so far will all be going to the RFS. For those who say that they have not heard of her or do not like her style of comedy - that is completely irrelevant.

Show us the money.

She's hideous, does anyone actually think she's funny?

Well spoken and accurate comments by Celeste.

Water-bombers are on the way! ScottyfromMarketing sends his regards Aloha

Well, it presently appears either that the raised funds will have to be returned to the donors or used for purposes other than those for which they were procured. And she is, ‘having a dig.’ 🙄

She is getting far too much oxygen for someone who has the comedic skills of a gnat.

Who is she?

She should just probably let the musicians play.

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