Where would you rather see our taxpayer money invested? 

The Government wants to frack, but what does Australia want? 

We’ve put together a letter you can sign below and add your ideas for the Federal Government on what they could do with our hard-earned tax dollars.

Please add your name and give us your ideas for where you’d rather see your tax dollars spent. 

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To Federal Parliamentarians, Ministers, Departments, 

We are alarmed and disappointed to see the Federal Government now rolling out a suite of actions to prop up expensive and dangerous gas fracking across Australia without any proper public accountability.

As voters and concerned Australians, we ask that you hear our message - do not spend our money on gas fracking projects and big new gas pipelines.  

Farmlands, water resources and the climate can’t afford to keep propping up polluting gas. 

It’s time for Australia to grow stronger and tool up to embrace cleaner energy and storage. 

There are a multitude of ways the Government could take a smarter approach to the Covid recovery. The Australian community has many ideas on how we can boost agriculture, tourism, First Nations opportunities, community health and disaster relief. 

We know we can create jobs by genuinely supporting diverse Australian businesses, not throwing our money at the gas fracking industry. 

We see huge opportunities to help Australia to get off polluting and expensive gas into the future, to modernise our power and heating and to save on gas and energy bills. 

I ask that you oppose the measures being rolled out to fast-track gas fracking, including the ill-considered and secretive National Gas Infrastructure Plan, and take on board our ideas for how the money could be better spent. 

Yours sincerely,

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Please add some comments.

What would you rather see money spent on?

Here are some ideas:

  • Helping Australian businesses get off gas
  • Funding community projects in your neighbourhood
  • Land stewardship programs
  • Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country
  • Renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Disaster relief
  • sylvia Graham
    commented 2021-04-21 17:43:05 +1000
    I don’t want our meagre underground water to be contaminated with chemicals! I don’t want gas pipelines to supply china with cheap gas. I don’t not want the almighty dollar to trump every government decision! I am fed up with poluution. We have more sunshine & wild winds than any other country, & more university graduates looking for research jobs on alternative energy. Lets see some leadership in this country!
  • Chris Thompson
    commented 2021-04-21 13:29:46 +1000
    Much more public housing

    Tax incentives to purchase EVs

    Legislation that supports investment in renewables
  • Robert Pulie
    commented 2021-04-21 12:18:20 +1000
  • Skye Eagles
    commented 2021-04-20 13:42:19 +1000
  • Brian Horsley
    commented 2021-04-20 09:45:00 +1000
    It has become obvious that we can produce an abundance of renewable energy it is now time to invest in storage technologies. It is bizarre that governments are looking to change people for producing “too much” solar electricity to protect big corporate interests in the distribution networks. The problem is not the generation of competitive solar electricity it is storage. Current battery technology is only the starting point in this equation. Time to break new ground
  • Fridelle Stanyer
    commented 2021-04-19 12:37:40 +1000
  • Fi Osborn
    commented 2021-04-18 13:40:46 +1000
  • Paula Sillars
    commented 2021-04-18 10:44:43 +1000
  • Josephine Perret
    commented 2021-04-16 23:00:50 +1000
  • Arjan Kok
    commented 2021-04-15 21:07:06 +1000
    Don’t subsidise fracking up the planet! Even better, regulate resource extraction in a sustainable manner, make sure all consumer products are 100% recycled in a clean and efficient way
  • Rocky Henry
    commented 2021-04-14 19:53:33 +1000
    Renewables is the future, let Australia be leaders and not laggards.
  • Nicklaus Mahony
    commented 2021-04-13 19:49:39 +1000
    We need to preserve our precious land resources, and properly support First Nations and farmers to care for Country.
  • Samantha Lillie
    commented 2021-04-13 19:48:34 +1000
  • Robert Strachan
    commented 2021-04-13 17:38:25 +1000
    This idea of fracking is madness. The Earth is tired of being raped!
  • Ruth Kendall
    commented 2021-04-13 15:17:40 +1000
    It’s simple, the people don’t want fracking. Put money towards community projects that provide true lasting benefit to the people living in proposed fracking areas.
  • Anna Flesselles
    commented 2021-04-12 22:43:21 +1000
  • Anna Cusack
    commented 2021-04-12 22:02:04 +1000
    There are innumerable better ways to spend this money. Flood and fire relief, reforesting and renewable energy would be good places to start.
  • Peter Rice
    commented 2021-04-12 18:53:41 +1000
  • Andrew Pengelly
    commented 2021-04-12 17:54:48 +1000
  • Domenico de Pieri
    commented 2021-04-12 15:52:55 +1000
  • Lizii Prince
    commented 2021-04-12 14:55:03 +1000
  • Stuart Hills
    commented 2021-04-12 12:08:20 +1000
    Please support green energy projects rather than fossil fuels.

    Fossil fuel industries have a long track record of environmentally destructive activities and science is telling us that we need to address the global warming urgently.

    Apart form local environmental impacts and the threat to our water resources, I note concerns about fugitive methane gas emmissions related to fracking and that, while burning gas releases less CO2 than burning coal, gas cannot be considered a clean fuel.

    I believe that government money would be better spent supporting things such as:

    Carbon capture and storage, especially using tree planting and kelp farming;

    Development of a green hydrogen industry, as proposed by the former Chief Scientist.

    Encouraging the replacement of the nations vehicle fleet with electric vehicles

    Household and local area battery storage of clean energy.

    I believe that much more could be done, must be done, to reduce the nation’s CO2 emissions and that the government must take a leading role.
  • Elly Thompson
    commented 2021-04-12 09:10:37 +1000
  • MeeWun Lee
    commented 2021-04-11 16:44:57 +1000
    To Federal Parliamentarians, Ministers, Departments,


    Gas and fracking are not the way to a sustainable future. The economy of most of the world’s nations is and has been moving to renewables, even conservative governments eg: UK. Please do not let us Australians linger behind everyone.


    As voters and concerned Australians, we ask that you hear our message – do not spend our money on gas fracking projects and big new gas pipelines.


    Farmlands, water resources and the climate can’t afford to keep propping up polluting gas.


    It’s time for Australia to grow stronger and tool up to embrace cleaner energy and storage.


    There are a multitude of ways the Government could take a smarter approach to the Covid recovery. The Australian community has many ideas on how we can boost agriculture, tourism, First Nations opportunities, community health and disaster relief.


    We know we can create jobs by genuinely supporting diverse Australian businesses, not throwing our money at the gas fracking industry.


    We see huge opportunities to help Australia to get off polluting and expensive gas into the future, to modernise our power and heating and to save on gas and energy bills.


    I ask that you oppose the measures being rolled out to fast-track gas fracking, including the ill-considered and secretive National Gas Infrastructure Plan, and take on board our ideas for how the money could be better spent.
  • Marilyn Goninon
    commented 2021-04-10 18:57:37 +1000
  • Nadja Reisinger
    commented 2021-04-10 14:37:45 +1000
    STOP Fracking!

    Australia needs to build a strong, clean, environmental responsible manufacturing stream in order to rely less on imports

    We also need recycling solutions that actually work and that stop putting strain on our planet
  • Mary Maslen
    commented 2021-04-09 16:38:49 +1000
    Support our Universities to survive and increase research to abate Climate Change.
  • Albert Martin
    commented 2021-04-08 21:40:49 +1000
    I direct you as my representative in Parliament to NOT support fracking or drilling for gas.
  • Susan Blackburn
    commented 2021-04-08 19:47:53 +1000
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage are a much better idea.
  • Peta Kierath
    commented 2021-04-08 18:32:30 +1000
    Helping businesses get off gas, renewable energy projects and battery storage, supporting First Nations Organizations and businesses working on country, a complete ban on logging of all native forests, incentives for the uptake up of electric cars, including the roll out of recharging stations. On a daily basis I am appalled at the lack of attention to anything positive regarding climate change, global warming or the environment generally. I despair at the stupidity and neglect demonstrated by the Scott Morrison Government at all levels. Totally derelict in my opinion. No for sight, no creativity no sense whatsoever.

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