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
  • Patty Swain
    commented 2021-03-23 15:12:21 +1100
  • marianne dickson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:12:10 +1100
  • Tracey Whiting
    commented 2021-03-23 15:12:04 +1100
  • Karin Olah
    commented 2021-03-23 15:12:00 +1100
    This money should be spent on Renewable Energy and Batteries
  • Clive Gilbertson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:59 +1100
    Let’s see more government support for renewables and restoration of the Murray/Darling river system.
  • Hedy Blue
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:59 +1100
  • Tim Forcey
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:56 +1100

    For homes and other buildings, all the money we spend on gas is WASTED!

    Because there are cheaper ways to heat living spaces (with reverse-cycle air conditioners aka air-source heat pumps), and water (also with air-source heat pumps).

    Air-source heat pumps extract free renewable heat from the air outside a home or other building. A good thing about free heat is that no one can bill you for it!

    For example, the 26,000+ members at the My Efficient Electric Home facebook group are getting their homes off gas and saving money.

    Home builders and developers can save money by NOT connecting homes to gas… an expensive and uneconomic fuel that we are better off no longer using.
  • Leonard Martin
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:56 +1100
    Non polluting renewables
  • Geoffrey Colwill
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:52 +1100
    Dear ScoMo – please Follow the science just like you did with COVID – Don’t go down in history as the PM who fracked our aquifers!
  • Jo Errey
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:44 +1100
    Transition to a green energy future and call an end to dangerous fracking
  • Anara Carroll
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:41 +1100
    I would particularly to see more support for First Nations people and organisations working on country. In my area, the Byron Shire, the cost of housing has risen so steeply due to Covid relocations that traditional custodians can no longer access housing at affordable prices.
  • Gina Corling
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:41 +1100
    renewable energy projects and battery storage.
  • Robert Wright
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:38 +1100
  • Jacque Alway
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:35 +1100
  • Colleen Finn
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:31 +1100
  • Glenn Bourne
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:29 +1100
    I think that the money would be better spent on disaster relief, especially with the recent fires and floods that are presently devastating the country.
  • Sharne Vogt
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:25 +1100
    Renewable energy is the future, gas and the fracking required is total destruction of the landscape, it is not needed to move Australia forward
  • Katrina Glasgow
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:24 +1100
    Renewable energy technology

    Protection and rehabilitation of lands for flora and fauna

    Increase in money directed to better care for the elderly and disabled including veterans and families
  • Doug Tweed
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:14 +1100
  • William Davis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:12 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    Disaster relief
  • Ian Dunwoodie
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:09 +1100
    Get into solar and don’t frack the Pilliga wilderness or valuable farmland and water aquifers.
  • antje dun
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:06 +1100
  • terrie keogh
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:04 +1100
  • Claudette Wadsworth
    commented 2021-03-23 15:11:03 +1100
  • Michael Moller
    commented 2021-03-23 15:10:54 +1100
  • Jack Arnold
    commented 2021-03-23 15:10:52 +1100
  • john kelly
    commented 2021-03-23 15:10:52 +1100
  • Sally Disler
    commented 2021-03-23 15:10:45 +1100
    Instead of wasting money on the dying fossil fuel industry, plant more forests and revegetate the country that has been wrecked by deforestation, and harness the abundant solar energy we have available to us.
  • Elspeth McLachlan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:10:34 +1100
  • Gareth Williams
    commented 2021-03-23 15:10:27 +1100


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