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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

  • 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
  • Susan Buckland
    commented 2021-03-23 15:25:40 +1100
    Just STOP fracking NOW!
  • John Vaughan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:25:29 +1100
    Renewable energy is the future and coal and gas only represent a future of devastated agricultural land and rising global temperatures. We owe it to our children to urgently address this issue before ongoing degredation becomes irreversible. Should the present government fail to recognise what industry increasingly has, then it and it’s leaders will be forever damned in the eyes of those who will suffer the consequences.
  • Jennifer Lehmann
    commented 2021-03-23 15:25:19 +1100
  • Jake Hennessey
    commented 2021-03-23 15:25:16 +1100
  • Mark Stephens
    commented 2021-03-23 15:25:03 +1100
    Fracking is not the answer. Fracking is destroying my grandchildren’s future
  • Frances Winfield
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:58 +1100
    Victorians fought for years to get the total ban on fracking in our State. We will not face a gas-fired future. The government needs to provide alternative employment in clean industry – the changeover to renewable energy would provide thousands of jobs and give us cheaper electricity. South Australia is leading the way with 65% of their energy produced by renewables. We need to act now on climate change, not add to the problem by producing even more emissions.
  • Frank Chappell
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:58 +1100
    For Australia’s-sake no FRACKING!!!!! Whatever we sow we shall reap. Love the Great OZ. and not the mighty dollar that debases everything it touches. Support First Nations organisations and businesses working on country. We have absorbed enough corruptions in recent times; let’s expose it mercilessly. Expel careerists, reward probity. ETC.
  • Vania Chan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:58 +1100
    It’s time to stop fracking!
  • Peter Youll
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:55 +1100
  • Peter Stiphout
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:49 +1100
    Renewable energy
  • Jill Garsden
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:36 +1100
    Public money would be much more wisely and justly spent if, instead of supporting gas projects, it were invested in properly researched and managed land stewardship programs for both agricultural and wilderness areas, incorporating First Nations’ wisdom, people and practices into such land stewardship programs, facilitating the ability of communities to develop and utilize renewable energy projects suited to their particular needs, and research into and development of sustainable agricultural practices rather than massive corporate agricultural developments. Let us never forget that what is good for the planet is good for us, and that we cannot separate human well-being from environmental well-being.
  • Kath Fisher
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:35 +1100