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
  • Richard Mottershead
    commented 2021-03-23 15:00:05 +1100
  • Tony Cavanna
    commented 2021-03-23 14:59:59 +1100
    I would rather see the funds invested in unshackling our country from the legacy coal and gas industries. We mined the cheap gas years ago and should not be wasting taxpayer funds on subsidising expensive gas extracted via fracking.
  • Kirke Godfrey
    commented 2021-03-23 14:59:55 +1100
  • Anne Findlay
    commented 2021-03-23 14:59:45 +1100
    Spending money on renewable energy projects and especially planting many more trees would be so much better for Australia and our children’s future than polluting our environment with fracking.
  • Corrie Segboer
    commented 2021-03-23 14:59:18 +1100
  • Andrew Bartholomew
    commented 2021-03-23 14:59:13 +1100
  • Gaie Wilson
    commented 2021-03-23 14:59:10 +1100
    Don’t waste our taxpayer money on dangerous fracking! Put it towards renewable projects instead you dinosaurs!!
  • Mark Singer
    commented 2021-03-23 14:59:08 +1100
    Our survival, globally and Australian, will require every idea that addresses the climate crisis – land stewardship, renewables, disaster relief, First Nations involvement on country, closure of coal/gas mining, elimination of oil use, and politicalleadership to do so.
  • Doug Luke
    commented 2021-03-23 14:58:35 +1100
    PLEASE NO Fracking!
  • Marie-Louise Drew
    commented 2021-03-23 14:58:30 +1100
    I prefer taxpayers’ money to be spent on public housing. It’s time the federal government stopped ducking this issue and blaming the states.
  • Liz Prince
    commented 2021-03-23 14:58:28 +1100
    Investing in:

    Helping Australian businesses get of gas

    Funding community projects in our neighbourhood

    Land stewardship programs

    Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country

    Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    Disaster relief – especially for those affected by the fires a year ago
  • Margaret Walker
    commented 2021-03-23 14:58:18 +1100
  • Lucy Carroll
    commented 2021-03-23 14:58:16 +1100
    Would much rather see money spent on renewable energy projects and local businesses including first nation businesses working on country
  • Diane Davies
    commented 2021-03-23 14:57:55 +1100
  • Ange Murphy
    commented 2021-03-23 14:57:52 +1100
    Please, renewable energy, no more coal mining or gas tracking, it is destroying our farmers land, out of the list, stop live animal exports – create jobs in abbatoir and freezeing here, it wpuld grow the economy and end torture!!!
  • Bruce McKelvie
    commented 2021-03-23 14:57:27 +1100
  • Suzy McLaren
    commented 2021-03-23 14:57:11 +1100
    Fracking is disastrous for the environment, farming and our foods sources.
  • Greg Scott
    commented 2021-03-23 14:56:39 +1100
  • Mirjana Durovic
    commented 2021-03-23 14:56:06 +1100
    No fracking in Australia. Get renewable now.
  • David Metzenthen
    commented 2021-03-23 14:55:59 +1100
  • Alexander Mackenzie
    commented 2021-03-23 14:55:29 +1100
    Funding for those who are looking after country. Funding for guardians of the heritage of Country, living and historical.
  • Gareth Rego
    commented 2021-03-23 14:55:27 +1100
    There is NO future in fracking
  • Wendy Cox
    commented 2021-03-23 14:55:25 +1100
    No fracking put money to renewable energy: solar, wind and bug battery and pumped hydro solutions. Also green hydrogen and electric cars.
  • Jeff Birse
    commented 2021-03-23 14:54:51 +1100
    I ask all politicians to wake up and stop going down the short sighted path of gas fracking.
  • Shannon Ichikawa
    commented 2021-03-23 14:54:41 +1100
    Keep any form of fracking away from Australia, our land, people and precious water. This is your responsibility of a guardian of land and people.
  • Marguerite’ Winter
    commented 2021-03-23 14:54:38 +1100
    Money should be spent on renewable energy projects and battery storage.
  • Gabrielle Dean
    commented 2021-03-23 14:54:27 +1100
  • Sue Taylor
    commented 2021-03-23 14:54:17 +1100
  • michael starling
    commented 2021-03-23 14:54:00 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country Funding community projects
  • Hazel J Costello
    commented 2021-03-23 14:53:31 +1100


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