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
  • 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
  • Katie Caban
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:28 +1100
    Presently we need to spend money on fixing the enormous infrastructure damage done during the present floods as well as ensuring that the people affected are housed and looked after.

    We now have urgent serious problems to address. Do not allocate funds to the gas fracking industry at a time when funding is urgently needed to support the seriously affected people of this country.

    Thank you

    Katie Caban
  • ron Pyle
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:23 +1100
    We don’t want gas polution or greedy lieing polititions
  • Graeme Thompson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:18 +1100
  • Michele Schlosser
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:05 +1100
  • Carolyn Bennett
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:00 +1100
  • Gen Picot
    commented 2021-03-23 15:24:00 +1100
  • Anna Langford
    commented 2021-03-23 15:23:58 +1100
    Subsidising retrofitting of housing for vulnerable people in communities, making their homes more efficient and insulated.
  • Tom Smallman
    commented 2021-03-23 15:23:56 +1100
  • Glenn McKenzie
    commented 2021-03-23 15:23:54 +1100
  • Jim de Vries
    commented 2021-03-23 15:23:50 +1100
    Your letter is straight to the point well done
  • Suzy Flowers
    commented 2021-03-23 15:23:31 +1100
    We need to remove tax-payer funds from propping up the Gas, Oil and Coal industries and invest that money in renewable energy.
  • Lisa Knox
    commented 2021-03-23 15:23:25 +1100
  • Damian Casserly
    commented 2021-03-23 15:23:11 +1100
    Fracking is an ill-conceived process that can cause irreversible damage to the environment. I do not want any government money spent on it. Instead, spent the money on renewable energy projects or projects that will secure our fuel and food supplies.
  • John Travis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:57 +1100
  • Greg Rush
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:34 +1100
  • Susan Lusk
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:30 +1100
  • Douglas Stetner
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:19 +1100
    Fracking is the LAST thing we need. Invest in true renewables only.
  • Hugh Vaughan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:14 +1100
    Subsidies for fossil fuels in Australia are already estimated at $29 billion per annum. Yet these fossil fuels that we subsidise are destroying our health the environment that sustains us and the health, security and prosperity of generations to come. It is time that government funds are withdrawn from the things that are killing us and re-directed to the things that will sustain us. I would like to see money spent on renewables and grid infrastructure to support them, on innovative, new industries that can thrive on the clean, green energy and on supporting and transitioning communities that are dependent on fossil fuel extraction. In 1972 the slogan ’It’s time’ swept tired, ineffective and short-sighted conservative forces from power in Australia. Whether the next election is in 2021 or 2022, it will be well past time. People of Australia, young and old alike, have had enough of the tired discredited way of doing things. Get on board, or get out of the way.


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