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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

  • 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.
  • Beverley Symons
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:08 +1100
    It would be of far greater importance for Government money to be spent on renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Lee Kemp
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:05 +1100
  • David Lewis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:22:03 +1100
  • Beth Hall
    commented 2021-03-23 15:21:49 +1100
    Spend money on renewable energy projects and strengthening transmission lines.
  • Paul McCabe
    commented 2021-03-23 15:21:38 +1100
    Gas is such a short term solution to future energy needs, and funding should go to research and development of more sustainable energy sources such as hydrogen and safe nuclear.
  • Kirk Hirsch
    commented 2021-03-23 15:21:35 +1100
    Do not irreparably disrupt our aquafers’ bedrock for the sake of some resource that will be outdated and soon replaced. Invest it in clean energy instead.
  • Hayley Turner
    commented 2021-03-23 15:21:29 +1100
    Having just been affected by the floods. More infrastructure for disaster relief
  • Walter Schellenberg
    commented 2021-03-23 15:21:25 +1100
  • James Grubb
    commented 2021-03-23 15:21:25 +1100
    Fracking is a stupid waste of money and resources, it poisons the environment and damages everywhere it has taken place. Please ensure the mney is used to support vulnerable communities and the environment.
  • Dianna Edwards
    commented 2021-03-23 15:21:09 +1100
    Listen to SCIENTISTS to know how to deal with CLIMATE CHANGE. Please stop pandering only to $$$
  • John Neve
    commented 2021-03-23 15:20:53 +1100
    The government should be looking at nuclear base load generation. We have the raw material, the land mass and the geological stability.