Help Bonita

Bonita Mersiades is a long-time football volunteer; she has worked in the game; and is known for standing-up for football, and greater transparency and accountability in the game worldwide. She is one of less than two handfuls of people in the world who had the courage to call out FIFA on its flawed decision-making and lack of business integrity more than 10 years ago, when no-one else wanted to know about it (particularly in Australia). 
She is now being sued for defamation by both the President and CEO of Football Queensland for an article she wrote on her Football Today website in January 2020.

The article dealt with the salary of the new CEO of Football Queensland, along with a payment of $40,000 for HR/recruitment services to the president of Football Queensland.

At no point did the story make any allegations against the president or CEO of Football Queensland for any wrongdoing. The story was in the public interest. It presented a series of facts. 

If you believe in the freedom of the press and transparency in our game, Bonita needs our assistance and it's now time we gave her support.

Please contribute to the fund to assist Bonita with her legal expenses in the action brought against her by the president and CEO of Football Queensland.

If there are any unused funds will be directed to the Pararoos fundraising campaign via the Australian Sports Foundation, at Bonita's request. (This was updated on 24 July 2020).


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Organizer and beneficiary

Rabieh Krayem 
Brisbane, AUS
Bonita Mersiades 
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