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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

  • 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
  • Rad 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
  • Peter Emerson
    commented 2021-03-23 14:53:12 +1100
    I would rather see money spent on Disaster relief, Helping Australian businesses get off gas and coal, and put into renewable energy.
  • Shaun Harris
    commented 2021-03-23 14:53:09 +1100
    An Australian National Infrastructure Bank to fund income producing Assets….eg Project Iron Boomerang.

    Project Iron Boomerang, a plan to connect northern Queensland’s coalfields to northern Western Australia’s iron ore reserves with a railway that transports the minerals both ways, supplying steel mills at both ends. This project would fully capitalise on Australia’s abundant iron ore and metallurgical coal reserves, and could be the cornerstone of the infrastructure development program Australia needs to engineer an economic recovery.
  • Dom G
    commented 2021-03-23 14:52:59 +1100
    Dear PM and Qld MPs – Please respect Divine peace and 75+% of Australians goals – steer Govt action away from fossil gas extraction and distribution. Interesting that Big Aussie Retail corporations are heading in opposite direction to your Government – all renewables by 2025 is the new standard (see COLES announcement TODAY) …
  • Adrienne Green
    commented 2021-03-23 14:52:50 +1100
  • Kevin Tierney
    commented 2021-03-23 14:52:28 +1100
    I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that large sums spent now will result in a stranded asset scenario not too far into the future.

    Your government needs to look forward, not back.

    Missed opportunities will cost us dearly.

    Lifespan of Australia’s longest gas pipeline slashed as renewable energy turns heat up on fossil fuels

    In a move that experts say highlights the seismic changes underway in fossil fuel industries including natural gas, the owners of the Dampier-to-Bunbury gas pipeline want to bring its effective end-of-life forward from 2090 to 2063.

    Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) said increased competition from renewable energy sources as well as the prospect of policies to reduce carbon output meant the pipeline’s current economic life was “too long”.
  • janella purcell
    commented 2021-03-23 14:52:27 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage.

    Stop the reductionist view of people making the decisions from destroying our earth
  • Patrick Conaghan
    commented 2021-03-23 14:52:27 +1100
    Spend the public money on solving the solid waste crisis by funding the commercialisation of existing and/or new technologies to reclaim and reuse the valuable materials in waste and so establish a circular economy that would generate many more real jobs, reduce the waste-stream going into landfill, and so reduce ecosystem pollution and habitat loss.
  • Merilyn Paxton
    commented 2021-03-23 14:52:16 +1100
    Spending money on new gas projects is financing soon to be stranded assets. Please spend this money on renewables projects for gas dependant companies, new renewables projects, battery storage, and increase the Jobseeker wage to allow dependant people to live with dignity. Also, support our First Nations people with community projects.
  • craig sander
    commented 2021-03-23 14:52:03 +1100