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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

  • Louise Mcdonald
    commented 2021-03-28 22:03:48 +1100
  • Helen Lack
    commented 2021-03-28 21:35:16 +1100
  • Karenlo Murray
    commented 2021-03-28 21:26:15 +1100
    Establishing a hemp industry, both growing and processing
  • Sarah Brennan
    commented 2021-03-28 21:18:36 +1100
  • Steven James
    commented 2021-03-28 20:53:12 +1100
  • Linda Difrancesco
    commented 2021-03-28 20:47:43 +1100
  • Ian Locke
    commented 2021-03-28 20:41:33 +1100
    Stop destroying our county by fracking it up !!
  • Kerry Robinson
    commented 2021-03-28 20:16:10 +1100
    I would like to see many people employed in learning and using Indigenous Burn Management Techniques. This would be ongoing, create jobs and save lives and our forests into the future.

    You are only in government for a few years, perhaps it’s time you governed for the future and not just to please the loudest lobbyists which lead to destruction of our country.
  • M Cooper
    commented 2021-03-28 20:13:56 +1100
  • Katie Albrecht
    commented 2021-03-28 20:03:43 +1100
  • Robin Sproule
    commented 2021-03-28 19:56:20 +1100
  • Glenn Maddock
    commented 2021-03-28 19:49:14 +1100
  • Glenn Maddock
    commented 2021-03-28 19:49:14 +1100
  • Michael Mobbs
    commented 2021-03-28 19:37:36 +1100
    Fools support gas because they or their part are paid to.
  • Sharon Northage
    commented 2021-03-28 19:31:08 +1100
    Rather than spend my taxes destroying the environment, why don’t we develop renewables. We’ve got the space for huge solar farms or West.
  • Karen Lavin
    commented 2021-03-28 19:25:29 +1100
  • Edward Blachut
    commented 2021-03-28 19:09:22 +1100
    Dont frack anywere in Australia
  • Gerard Traub
    commented 2021-03-28 19:07:32 +1100
  • Alison Zanetti
    commented 2021-03-28 19:00:29 +1100
    How about instead spending some of our money on public housing, refuges for victims of domestic violence, raising unemployment benefits and other benefits for disability and single parents and providing more affordable education and childcare and of course renewable energy sources – just for starters
  • Ethleen Blood
    commented 2021-03-28 18:54:47 +1100
    Renewing our river system for sustainable farming
  • Sandra Stuart
    commented 2021-03-28 18:29:23 +1100
    Instead spend the money on renewables so that Australia can be carbon neutral by 2030. I would like my grandchildren to have a future where they don’t have to fix the problems caused by other generations.
  • Kym Avalon
    commented 2021-03-28 18:02:38 +1100
  • graham orr
    commented 2021-03-28 18:02:04 +1100
  • Simon Blears
    commented 2021-03-28 17:46:14 +1100
  • Simon Blears
    commented 2021-03-28 17:45:32 +1100
  • Simon Blears
    commented 2021-03-28 17:45:32 +1100
  • greg rogers
    commented 2021-03-28 17:35:21 +1100
  • Melissa Sands
    commented 2021-03-28 17:34:05 +1100
  • Annette Baker
    commented 2021-03-28 17:08:02 +1100
    Our land is too precious. We need all the clean water we can get and be able to grow as much produce as we can. Yet you are quite happy to put all that in jeopardy. Learn from other countries that have gone through this with terrible outcomes. This country belongs to its citizens and it’s up to the elected parliamentarians to do what it’s citizens want, and fracking isn’t one of them.
  • Toby Sacree
    commented 2021-03-28 17:03:31 +1100