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
  • 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
  • Ann Taket
    commented 2021-03-23 14:50:41 +1100
    Funding a just transition for workers in fossil fuel and logging industries, to take up exciting new jobs in the renewables sector
  • Belinda Wright
    commented 2021-03-23 14:50:23 +1100
  • Gavin Deighton
    commented 2021-03-23 14:49:44 +1100
  • Ross Murray
    commented 2021-03-23 14:49:37 +1100
  • Peter Marsh
    commented 2021-03-23 14:49:03 +1100
  • Jenny Gotham
    commented 2021-03-23 14:48:59 +1100
  • Ross Lovell
    commented 2021-03-23 14:48:18 +1100
  • Susanna Wylde
    commented 2021-03-23 14:48:04 +1100
  • Paul Robb
    commented 2021-03-23 14:47:58 +1100
  • Sue Foster
    commented 2021-03-23 14:47:46 +1100
  • Lee Andresen
    commented 2021-03-23 14:47:10 +1100
  • Mark Crew
    commented 2021-03-23 14:47:02 +1100
    How incredibly unconsidered. Supporting a dying industry equals dead money. Use our financial resources to support renewable energy strategies. Protect natural landscapes and environmental systems. Protect indigenous rights and all peoples health. Not much to ask for or expect really.
  • kevin mahoney
    commented 2021-03-23 14:46:43 +1100
    Renewable energy and battery storage. Better age care.
  • Kh. Peter Kurz
    commented 2021-03-23 14:46:37 +1100
  • Andrew Curthoys
    commented 2021-03-23 14:46:14 +1100
  • pennie scott
    commented 2021-03-23 14:45:45 +1100
    ECOLOGIES enable SOCIETIES which create ECONOMIES…. in that order.

    For all Australians to have a prosperous, safe and health-rich future, any activities to do with fossil-fuels are counter to this vision.
  • Ceara Metlikovec
    commented 2021-03-23 14:45:14 +1100
    Renewable energy and handing over custodianship of our land back to the First Nations People.
  • Bill Meyers
    commented 2021-03-23 14:44:54 +1100
  • Graham Baker
    commented 2021-03-23 14:44:32 +1100
    What about assisting the backbone of our employment market – small business, not gas polluting multi nationals. Look after Aussies FIRST !
  • Tabby Fudge
    commented 2021-03-23 14:44:30 +1100
  • Colin Hayes
    commented 2021-03-23 14:44:28 +1100
    We don’t need gas for cooking, heating or hot water.

    Leave it in the ground and keep our water safe

    There is enough clean energy in the ground with shallow ground source heat available, around 700% more efficient than gas boilers. With no combustible gasses.
  • Chris Curry
    commented 2021-03-23 14:44:26 +1100
    New satellite technology for the identification of methane gas is predicted to reveal massive previously unrecognised leakage from gas infrastructure, from exploratory drills and wells all the way to delivery at burners.
  • Gwen McDevitt
    commented 2021-03-23 14:44:17 +1100


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