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
  • 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
  • Ann Foley
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:27 +1100
  • Megan Weston
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:11 +1100
  • Christine James
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:07 +1100
    I urge government not to support gas fracking now or at any time. Climate change driven extreme weather events such as the current widespread floods in Eastern Australia are occurring just 12 – 14 months after unprecedented mega fires.

    Enough is enough. Government should be investing in renewable energy and battery storage, disaster relief, and education of farmers in enivonmentally and economically sustainable agriculture/land management. Government should also be investing in the protection of habitats and the monitoring/care of Australian wildlife.
  • Maria Brasile
    commented 2021-03-23 15:27:05 +1100
    I would prefer that our taxes are spent on supporting communities who have been affected by bushfires and floods. Help the overall economy to build more and better infrastructure that will support jobs and prevent further losses incase of future disasters.
  • Robert Hayes
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:50 +1100
  • Mikayla Brighton
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:45 +1100
    I would prefer to see these tax payer dollars spent on:

    . Assisting Australian homes and businesses transitioning to renewable energy sources

    . Land stewardship and regeneration programmes.
  • David Gibson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:38 +1100
  • Rachel Loveday Alves
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:33 +1100
    Australia should be a world leader in renewables. I would like to see this happen sooner than latter. Let’s put any money allocated to gas exploration to much better use and get out of any reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Dale Hicks
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:26 +1100
  • Nick Ernest
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:23 +1100
    Stop the stupid dangerous fossil fuel waste of money, now please!
  • Lynette Whale
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:21 +1100
  • Ruth Harvey
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:15 +1100
    Pertinent to the time is the need for disaster relief, and more than that to prevent further disasters. The money needs to be spent on funding renewables and all alternatives to mining for gas and coal, and associated destructive and polluting industries. Job creation and maintenance should be happening at community level, supported by government and corporations if need be.
  • Lida McCool
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:11 +1100
    Gas is the new coal! We need to support Indigenous land practices and regenerative agriculture as well as the development of renewable energy resources.
  • Ea and Jean-Pierre Orhan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:10 +1100
    Fund renewable energy projects , green hydrogen research , supporting and listening carefully to indigenous solutions based on thousands of years of knowledge of country , land care programmes of rehabilitation
  • Rene Stutz
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:04 +1100
  • David Bacon
    commented 2021-03-23 15:26:01 +1100
  • Moira Bishop
    commented 2021-03-23 15:25:59 +1100
    How about putting this money towards low cost solar energy support for families? For low incomes and young people?

    Money towards environmental conversation education.

  • John Dwyer
    commented 2021-03-23 15:25:46 +1100


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