Duncan Storrar, who stole the limelight of ABC’s Q & A on Monday night by his star question, has raised more than $50,000 by a GoFundMe campaign. Storrar, who was part of the audience in the show, is planning to buy a toaster or oven for a shelter, the creator of Duncan Storrar’s GoFundMe campaign “Buy Duncan Storrar a Toaster” Samuel Fawcett confirmed.
Duncan Storrar, a part-time truck driver hit the bull’s eye with his question which flustered Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer. The question was, “I’ve got a disability and a low education that means I’ve spent my whole life working for minimum wage.”
Storrer continued, “You’re gonna lift the tax-free threshold for rich people, why don’t I get it? Why do they get it?”
“If you lift my tax-free threshold, that changes my life. That means that I get to say to my little girls, ‘Daddy’s not broke this weekend. We can go to the pictures,”
Apparently, Storrar has some objection with the government’s lifting the upper end of the 32.5 percent tax bracket from $80,000 to $87,000. Thus, people earning above $80,000 would save $315 annually. The social media platforms are showered with tweets referring to Duncan Storrar. There are mixed responses among people.
Donors to the Duncan Storrar’s GoFundMe campaign expressed how impressed they were with Duncan Storrar’s stand in the show and some of them also explained why they were donating money.
One of the donor Shane Mcmullan wrote, “Why did I give $5 to help Duncan buy a toaster?because this election cycle I wanted to send a message, I want our policy makers to look out for Te little guy. Unlike our Panama Papers Prime Minister, I believe in people before profits.”
“Duncan, I remember what it was like many years ago, when I was bringing up kids on the sole parent, and struggling to get myself an education and build a future for my family. There’s a brighter day coming. Good luck to you, mate,” stated another contributor Kerry Ann Pankhurst.
Samuel Fawcett said that he was getting notification of donation for Storrar every minute. Both makers, as well as, Storrar, are overwhelmed by the immense support and response of the public for Duncan Storrar’s GoFundMe campaign.
Fawcett told ABC, “He was overwhelmed that so many people cared for him and wanted to give him funds to purchase things.”
— Kate Hunter (@HuntByDay) May 10, 2016
Since I don’t watch Q&A, I finally decided to catch up with Duncan Storrer’s question. Yeah, wow, O’Dwyer was atrocious.
— Richard Chirgwin (@R_Chirgwin) May 10, 2016
@KKeneally OMG you were magnificent in your passionate defence of Duncan Storrer. Ohio's loss is Australia's gain as you are a True Believer
— Rick (@colonelhogans) May 12, 2016
In the meantime, The Australian on Thursday published an interview with Storrar’s 20-year-old son Aztec Major in which he said that his father do not deserve the donation. He also accused Storrar of using drugs.
— Sandra K Eckersley (@SandraEckersley) May 11, 2016