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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

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Showing 30 reactions

  • Tim Patience
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:27 +1100
  • Ea and Jean-Pierre Orhan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:15 +1100
    We hope common sense will ultimately prevail on this matter as well as a series of other matters . Our pollies need to wake up .
  • Liz Ross
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:15 +1100
  • Anne Corkill
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:10 +1100
  • John Grant
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:05 +1100
  • Ian Daly
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:03 +1100
    The world has thousands of coal fired Power Stations.

    Australia will not solve the climate change problem, even if we shut the whole continent down.

    We need at least 3 high efficiency coal powered Power Stations, so that we don’t have power failures like a third world country. We have good coal to use in these Power Stations, so fracking is not needed.
  • Christine Baket
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:00 +1100
  • trilby Vandermaat
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:59 +1100
    Instead of granting money on gas pipelines and fracking spend the money on relief for the unfortunates impacted by these terrible floods. Spend the money where it is needed.
  • Julie McCarthy
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:51 +1100
    I would prefer the money be spent on land stewardship programs, to provide ongoing and sustainable work in regional Australia. I would also support money for public housing that has solar power and high energy efficiency ratings so that those Australians who are least able to afford high gas and electricity prices will have an opportunity to share the tangible, financial benefits of renewable energy.
  • Tracey McManus
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:34 +1100
    No money for fossil fuels from our taxpayer funds Scomo!
  • Greg Roberts
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:21 +1100
  • Sue Butler
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:18 +1100
  • Clive Ross
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:13 +1100
  • Linda Shboul
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:11 +1100
  • June Davies
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:06 +1100
    I’m completely against any fracking I have Marched for it and will fight for it not to happen. Our water is our most important commodity we can’t afford to loose any of it.
  • Penny Ward
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:05 +1100
  • Tony Thomas
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:03 +1100
  • Roland Loeve
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:41 +1100
    Contributing to a fund to assist workers who will need to transition from Coal to Renewable Energy infrastructure and industry, sooner than later.

    Building better interconnected public transport and freight corridors to reduce reliance on shared highways and long distance fuel burning efficiency
  • John McWhinney
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:36 +1100
    No more destructive fracking !
  • Janine Ravenwood
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:29 +1100
  • Roger Rajaratnam
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:27 +1100
    Money would be much better spent on mitigating against climate change disasters, renewable energy and storage projects, helping Australians and businesses transition to a low-carbon future, and informing and better educating the community on the realities, challenges and opportunities of climate change.
  • Madeleine Innocent
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:26 +1100
  • Sue Frances
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:18 +1100
  • Ann Addis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:00 +1100
    There are multiple projects with enormous potential in desperate need of financial support.

    The Australian government needs to step up and support a clean renewable energy program.

    Give appropriate financial and educational opportunities to First Nations people.

    Support Australian manufacturers. And the list goes on.

    More gas is NOT the way.
  • Beryn Jewson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:56 +1100
    Perhaps rather than propping up the gas industry, the government could give these funds to disaster relief needed after the extreme weather events we are seeing more often these days.
  • tresca cullen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:52 +1100
  • Marion Clarke
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:41 +1100
  • Katalina Mindszenty
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:40 +1100
    Fracking is destructive and dangerous to the environment and water supplies.

    Australia has natural renewable resources to provide all the energy production. There are plenty of development and employment (with training) potentials in renewables.
  • Jeffrey Graham
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:37 +1100
    Let’s go with this
  • Chris Barker
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:34 +1100