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. 

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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,

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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 Grout
    commented 2021-03-23 14:43:50 +1100
  • Chris Strandly
    commented 2021-03-23 14:43:46 +1100
    Once ground water has been contaminated by fracking, it’s for life! Australia is a dry enough country now without the risk of contaminating our precious water commodity any further. Please put this money into renewables , and land care programs in the areas that have already been damaged, and also in Indigenous land areas.
  • Valerie Reynolds
    commented 2021-03-23 14:43:28 +1100
  • Rose Dennis
    commented 2021-03-23 14:43:08 +1100
  • Tony Laughton
    commented 2021-03-23 14:43:04 +1100
    Battery Storage and Offshore Wind
  • Iain Bellamy
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:45 +1100
  • Pia Boscaino
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:40 +1100
    We need to sort out funding for aged care. People need to come first and the most vulnerable who don’t have a voice need to be looked after. Our age care system is so behind the eight ball we should be ashamed as Australians we have gotten this so wrong.
  • Michael Bremer
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:27 +1100
    Renewables, sustainable everything especially farming and the climate crisis/environment
  • Shelley Jordans
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:27 +1100
    I would rather see the money spent on land stewardship programs and renewable energy projects.
  • Fabienne Drinkwater
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:21 +1100
  • Glenise Michaelson
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:20 +1100
    Stop wasting taxpayers money on Fracking, It is so harmful .
  • David Odling-Smee
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:14 +1100
  • Anne Barnett
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:13 +1100
  • Marion Gevers
    commented 2021-03-23 14:42:04 +1100
    Invest in protecting the many areas of Australia that are directly affected by climate change, including the Great Barrier Reef and all communities that see waters rising and agricultural land and native forest decrease at a frightening speed, along with rare species habitat and biodiversity.
  • Peter Abrehart
    commented 2021-03-23 14:41:59 +1100
  • Jennifer Harker
    commented 2021-03-23 14:41:16 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and storage not fracking please.
  • Devleena Ghosh
    commented 2021-03-23 14:41:00 +1100
    Id prefer to see this money spent on supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country, renewable energy projects and battery storage and disaster relief
  • Sheri Lochner
    commented 2021-03-23 14:40:43 +1100
    Sustainable renewable energy projects and battery storage.

    Real recycling and reusing waste programs as opposed to sending our waste offshore.

    Developing sustainable biodegradable plastics for use in the health care industry. The health care industry is one of the largest consumers of single use plastic and rubber products.
  • Edgar B. Highfield
    commented 2021-03-23 14:40:35 +1100
    Renewable Energy and battery storage .
  • Martin Bayliss
    commented 2021-03-23 14:40:25 +1100
  • Wayne Chaffey
    commented 2021-03-23 14:40:20 +1100
  • Vicki Cullen
    commented 2021-03-23 14:39:50 +1100
    I would rather see the money spent on protection of habitat for our native animals and to stop deforestation. Also money spent on renewable energy projects and battery storage. Our Government also needs to look at the impact of climate change on our country and look at ways to mitigate these impacts.
  • Michael Rose
    commented 2021-03-23 14:39:24 +1100
  • Michelle Heaven
    commented 2021-03-23 14:39:18 +1100
  • Jeffrey George Parker
    commented 2021-03-23 14:39:10 +1100
  • Wanny van Nimwegen
    commented 2021-03-23 14:38:40 +1100
  • Leonie Lundy
    commented 2021-03-23 14:38:32 +1100
  • Mary Duckett
    commented 2021-03-23 14:38:22 +1100
  • Cat Col
    commented 2021-03-23 14:37:50 +1100
  • Gerald Houska
    commented 2021-03-23 14:37:48 +1100
    Keep your gas managed, please.

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