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. 


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,


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
  • Wendy Hosking
    commented 2022-01-13 09:37:56 +1100
  • Denis Jones
    commented 2021-11-25 12:50:06 +1100
    Please spend tax payers money on initiatives that will embrace the land, sea and air on which we need left in optimum condition for my daughter’s children.
  • Wayne Hall
    commented 2021-11-25 11:12:22 +1100
    Spend the money on the needy and homeless people instead Government.
  • Elizabeth Conlan
    commented 2021-11-02 13:30:24 +1100
  • Wesley Huupponen
    commented 2021-10-22 00:05:32 +1100
  • Amy Harlib
    commented 2021-10-19 14:06:45 +1100
  • Karen Grifferty
    commented 2021-10-10 16:56:17 +1100
    renewable energy, disaster relief and supporting First Nation organizations working on country
  • Rachel Nb
    commented 2021-09-21 21:25:21 +1000
  • James Rooney
    commented 2021-09-14 01:24:30 +1000
  • Marie Flood
    commented 2021-09-11 12:20:09 +1000
    Burst the dinosaur bubble – listen to First Nations voices, the IPCC and Australian scientists as they explain why you must stop unconventional gas mining to protect water and food. We need a quick transition – listen to how this can happen and get on with before it’s too late.
  • Jay Ridgewell
    commented 2021-09-10 13:57:29 +1000
    A government funded revegetation and carbon-sinking economy.
  • Bel Birch
    commented 2021-08-31 08:10:07 +1000
  • Irena Farinacci
    commented 2021-08-30 19:59:20 +1000
    I visited the East Kimberleys region a couple of months ago and I loved it! It’s such a beautiful region filled with natural beauty and clean resources. Fracking is a horrible idea and should be banned across Australia.
  • Chris Hemphill
    commented 2021-08-30 11:56:31 +1000
  • Amber Tough
    commented 2021-08-22 16:58:28 +1000
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage, land conservation and supporting First Nation’s organisations!!!
  • Peter Walker
    commented 2021-08-22 06:56:51 +1000
  • Lisa Danza
    commented 2021-08-19 00:35:30 +1000
    I would like to see tax payers money spent on renewable energy projects and storage. Land conservation, stewardship and protection. Affordable Housing. retraining everyone in the gas industry to work with renewable energy sources and money spent to help protect our planet and manage the change for all of us.
  • Collin Andrews
    commented 2021-07-27 11:55:06 +1000
    More solar & wind generation & more accountability from our politicians & governments. We should be able to vote them out if they go against what we want.
  • Amanda Spalding
    commented 2021-07-24 10:25:58 +1000
    Support First Nations organisations instead of mulit-nationals!
  • Libby Laird
    commented 2021-07-21 18:28:12 +1000
    electric vehicles,
  • Sam Shaft
    commented 2021-07-13 16:19:19 +1000
    Stop funding projects that are destroying our country and our planet. There are so many better options!
  • Jake Turner
    commented 2021-07-12 20:21:35 +1000
    Frack off
  • David Mahfouz
    commented 2021-07-09 11:08:33 +1000
    It would be beneficial for the Australian population if funds were invested in Renewable energy projects and Battery storage. Fossil fuels are not the solution.
  • Charlotte Webb
    commented 2021-07-09 01:55:07 +1000
  • Nikola Malbasic
    commented 2021-07-08 13:21:11 +1000
    I want renewable energy projects and battery storage.
  • Katie Back
    commented 2021-07-07 22:36:58 +1000
    Save our state and our future!
  • tristan kranz
    commented 2021-07-07 21:26:22 +1000
  • Skanda Dolphin
    commented 2021-07-07 19:12:43 +1000
  • Michael Barbaro
    commented 2021-07-06 20:32:14 +1000
  • Aspen Johnson
    commented 2021-07-06 20:02:27 +1000


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