Stop the Gas Attack

The Australian Government has announced plans to hand over millions of taxpayer dollars to the gas industry for big new fracking gas pipelines and gas infrastructure. This commitment follows relentless pressure from the National Covid Commission and their fossil fuel industry members.

Our Federal decision makers need to hear from you on this. We can’t have them getting all their advice from the gas industry, and miss out on hearing your voice. 

How do I make a call to my federal Member of Parliament? Just follow this Link to the Parliament of Australia website – enter your postcode to be taken to your lower house MP.

What number do I call? Call the Electorate Office number - this should take you through to a staff member.

Tips: When you call, remember to be polite, friendly and calm. You will probably speak to a staffer, so just ask them to take down your message. 

Ideas for Talking Points: Introduce yourself and mention you live in your MP's electorate.

-I’m concerned the Federal Government is about to give handouts of taxpayer money to the gas industry.

-The Australian public should NOT be paying for gas industry pipelines, infrastructure or buying gas directly from new fracking gasfields. The Queensland Hunter Gas Pipeline, the NT Beetaloo Fracking Pipeline and Bowen Basin pipeline would put farmers and Traditional Owners directly at risk. 

-Gas is a bad investment. Our money shouldn’t prop up the gas industry. It puts farmers and regional communities in the firing line for new gasfields and fracking. 

-We can create more jobs and opportunities if we support manufacturing and agribusiness to electrify and use plentiful renewable energy. We can switch away from gas.

-The Government could help homes and small businesses install renewables, get energy efficient, and invest in storage. We don’t need more gas and fracking gasfields.  

When you’ve made the call, you could also pop these points into a follow up email to your MP.   

Please call the office of the Treasurer Josh Frydenburg and leave a message there too: (02) 6277 7340

Thanks for reminding our government to represent all of our interests, not just the gas industry. 

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We would love to know what the MPs said - and we always welcome input. Please leave a comment below and tell us how you went.

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Content on this site is authorised by Georgina Woods for Lock the Gate Alliance, Lismore NSW.