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
  • Jan Burow
    commented 2021-03-23 15:04:44 +1100
  • Russ Anderson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:04:37 +1100
  • Chante Harfield
    commented 2021-03-23 15:04:17 +1100
    I grew up in a country that had pristine air, very clean rivers and lakes and no fracking. This time, PLEASE don’t only think of the profit and loss scenario but think of Australia and the Earth’s actual atmosphere. It needs to be maintained and YOU are it’s caretakers….

    Please desist from this insane idea of fracking, for the good of Australia’s general populace.
  • David von Pein
    commented 2021-03-23 15:04:15 +1100
    More gas fracking is plain stupid wrecks a lot of country polutes our precious underground water and chemicals & wastes it when it should be used to grow food but of cousre with all the wrong things being done the first question that should be asked is who is paying who behind the scenes , there is with out doudt to much graft and corruption going on ,, any gain is short term and not sustainable you cannot grow a cabbage with out water and land
  • Beverley Grant
    commented 2021-03-23 15:04:08 +1100
    Don’t frack our country.
  • Marcel Arias
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:52 +1100
    I would rather see the funds spent on incentivizing the uptake of electric vehicle, as is undertaken across the rest of the world.
  • Rade Brcerevic
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:50 +1100
    i would like to se that my tax mone will be spend ONLY on renewable energy projects ( like community battery storage , electrification transport, helping farmers and First Nations organisations ) NOT on Any fosil fuel project .
  • Rohan Kilby
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:44 +1100
    How about we start with these

    Helping Australian businesses get of 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

    Instigating a carbon tax

    Reducing land clearing and nutrient contamination in the Great Barrier Reef marine park catchment
  • Mike Robinson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:44 +1100
    Your policies are failing. Small business and education are the backbone of any nation.
  • Neil Perry
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:36 +1100
  • Julie Pannell
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:28 +1100
  • Sarah Brennan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:18 +1100
  • Pam French
    commented 2021-03-23 15:03:00 +1100
    How excited we would all feel if this amount of money was used to create sustainable industries in the Latrobe Valley! and create jobs for those to be made redundant!!

    Also, future cleaning and closing gas pipes will be exorbitant!
  • Linda Shaw
    commented 2021-03-23 15:02:59 +1100
  • Tess Thompson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:02:59 +1100
  • Sonia Barr
    commented 2021-03-23 15:02:56 +1100
    Please spend money on.. Biodiversity, Animal conservation, Water quality, effects of Farming, rainwater innovations, council composting facilities, better recycling management, repurposing industries, plastic alternatives, ocean and land clean up initiatives
  • Judy Hardy-Holden
    commented 2021-03-23 15:02:49 +1100
    . Bringing home the Biloela family,

    .supporting the disabled Australian boy whose family faces deportation

    .Getting off NZ back with nasty ‘send home’ petty criminals eg 15 yo boy.

    .Anything that enhances environmental outcomes over degradation

    .clearer education against mystoginy (?) in general.
  • alan dreaver
    commented 2021-03-23 15:02:31 +1100
    aged care, roads, first nations, refugees, mental health, hospitals, renewable energy, et al
  • Maureen Davies
    commented 2021-03-23 15:02:29 +1100
  • Anita Cillessen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:02:09 +1100
    No fracking – everyone it seems, except some politicians, knows how environmentally dangerous & a major health issue fracking is. Our indigenous community are the ones who know how to take care of the land & country. Have them as your advisers – they took care of this country without harming it for millions of years.
  • Sylvi Glasheen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:01:55 +1100
    Please help to keep our country clean and green
  • Deborah Moran
    commented 2021-03-23 15:01:55 +1100
  • Nadine Cauvin
    commented 2021-03-23 15:01:49 +1100
  • Malcolm Ramage
    commented 2021-03-23 15:01:48 +1100
  • Maggie Megirian
    commented 2021-03-23 15:01:09 +1100
    I’d rather see the money spent on renewable energy projects
  • Valentina Dimevska
    commented 2021-03-23 15:00:56 +1100
  • Beverley Bowyer
    commented 2021-03-23 15:00:27 +1100
  • Ron Deane
    commented 2021-03-23 15:00:21 +1100
  • Colin Smith
    commented 2021-03-23 15:00:13 +1100
  • Merv Renton
    commented 2021-03-23 15:00:13 +1100
    Spend the money on:

    Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    Speedy, Adequate Disaster relief

    Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country


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