Duncan Storrar will in fact buy a toaster with $60,000 fund

Duncan Storrar as he appeared on Q&A; on the ABC.
Duncan Storrar as he appeared on Q&A; on the ABC.

THE man who publicly questioned Australia's tax policy on Q&A will not spend any of the $60,000 raised in a funding campaign on himself.

Duncan Storrar was the public face of Australia's tax debate for days after he asked Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer on the national show Q&A why there had been changes in tax for rich people, but not for low-income earners like himself.

Ms O'Dwyer's answer pointed out tax changes for small businesses would allow one café to buy a new $6000 toaster.

A fundraising page dubbed Buy Duncan a Toaster set up in the aftermath of his appearance on the show gained thousands of dollars within days.

More than 2300 people have now donated to the fund.

In an update shared on the fundraising page, organisers revealed the money would go to his children's education and on an oven for the Father Bob Foundation.

"You may be pleased to hear that Duncan will indeed buy a $6000 toaster. Well, an oven anyway," the post said.

"Duncan has decided to donate $6,000 to The Father Bob Foundation to assist in buying an oven to cook food for the homeless - of which they are in desperate need.

"Duncan has also decided to donate $5000 to a Men's Shed in the rural town where Duncan took refuge when the media storm arose in certain newspapers."

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