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
  • Emma Leatham
    commented 2021-07-04 21:12:18 +1000
    *Renewable energy projects.

    *Urban agriculture (e.g.: rooftop farms that create hyper-local supply chains).

    *Raising the standard of living for the most vulnerable (e.g.: ensuring housing for every person).

    *Creation of jobs in mental health and proliferation of mental health projects.
  • Ava Ungar
    commented 2021-07-04 18:33:41 +1000
    Authorized by the Department for the Gas-led shitfuckery!
  • D E
    commented 2021-07-04 11:10:37 +1000
    We really need to do something soon.
  • Lucas B
    commented 2021-07-03 23:44:11 +1000
  • Cooper Wolfden
    commented 2021-07-03 22:47:53 +1000
    Move into the modern age by ditching fracking and inversting in renewables
  • Jason Hayes
    commented 2021-07-03 22:15:17 +1000
    Australia’s climate change actions have been a disgrace. Make the immediate switch to renewable energy projects.
  • Breanna Cumerford
    commented 2021-07-03 21:39:17 +1000
    Invest in becoming more self sustainable both energy wise and agriculturally.
  • Lloyd Gietzmann
    commented 2021-07-03 20:35:16 +1000
    Support renewable energy and electric vehicles. Stop supporting Australia’s dependence on fossil fuels.
  • Kerryn Taylor
    commented 2021-07-03 20:16:49 +1000
    I would love to see more money spent on renewable energy and incentivising people and companies to switch to more environmentally conscious options. Hasn’t the climate in the world in the past two years alone made it clear that something needs to change?
  • Charlie Lynch
    commented 2021-07-03 19:37:18 +1000
  • Kylie Taylor
    commented 2021-07-03 19:10:52 +1000
    Fund renewables we’re already seeing the effects of climate change and can’t keep ignoring the problem
  • Nicholas Bergquist
    commented 2021-07-03 19:00:38 +1000
    Australian government. Stop being corrupt fucks, its not hard.
  • Nicholas Bergquist
    commented 2021-07-03 18:57:52 +1000
    Australian government. Stop being corrupt fucks, its not hard.
  • Domenic Lamattina
    commented 2021-07-03 18:28:43 +1000
    pls stop buying into fossil fuels and for the sake of future generations such as myself invest in renewables
  • Simon Clements
    commented 2021-07-03 17:52:12 +1000
  • Peter Benton
    commented 2021-07-03 17:43:27 +1000
  • Connor Terry
    commented 2021-07-03 17:39:51 +1000
  • Abigail Cubitt
    commented 2021-07-03 17:12:53 +1000
  • Dylan Crupi
    commented 2021-07-03 16:52:50 +1000
  • Dylan Crupi
    commented 2021-07-03 16:52:30 +1000
  • Michael Thomas
    commented 2021-07-03 16:51:52 +1000
  • Kenechi Achusiogu
    commented 2021-07-03 16:51:12 +1000
    Modernising infrastructure to be more environmentally safe
  • Jonah Crawley
    commented 2021-07-03 16:38:15 +1000
  • Christina Pender
    commented 2021-06-21 17:01:43 +1000
  • Bronte Morris
    commented 2021-06-15 19:23:02 +1000
    These ‘welfare’ payments to unsustainable business ventures (eg gas fracking and coal fired power) such that even investment funds are getting out…are damaging the environment and the livelihood of all future generations in ALL ways. It is short term survival policy but we require LEADERSHIP from Statesmen/women. Australia has been sorely lacking this from many sides of parliament but I HOPE and PRAY that one government can show the leadership required to make a difference to history. Spend the money on making Australia a dynamic and smart country! WE once were!! Still can be if we don’t sell ourselves down the non existent river…..
  • Guy Matters
    commented 2021-06-13 17:18:25 +1000
  • Christopher Albertsen
    commented 2021-05-28 16:29:58 +1000
  • Audrey Bunn
    commented 2021-05-25 15:13:29 +1000
    I’d like to see more renewable energy projects and battery storage happening at all levels of community.
  • Freja Daniels
    commented 2021-05-21 20:30:59 +1000
    Helping Australian businesses get off gas

    Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    Disaster relief
  • Kelsey Dunstone
    commented 2021-05-19 16:43:07 +1000
    What an utter disappointment to see the PM who should be, and is being begged to, lead the country to renewable energy have such a cop out to justify this new plant.

    Your generations may not perhaps feel dramatic effects but mine and those younger/future generations do. Coal miners need to be adapting to renewable energy and supported in that process, if smokers say they don’t want their right taken away to smoke we don’t continue to subsidize the process and support it, we continue the phase out as much as possible. Let alone $600 million to build a plant that will reek fossil fuels into the atmosphere and soils, when we have stranded Aussies still abandoned overseas and feeling stateless and unwanted, yet holding a wealth of unappreciated experience and knowledge they want to share with their country.


    I have never been so upset with the Liberal party, who I have supported my whole life until the past few years, nor am I impressed with other parties being sterotypical cliches waiting for the other to speak to debate – instead of providing solutions. Farmland should not continue to be developed on until non-viable agricultural land is, and old buildings remodelled – again a simple solution to assist the agri region and protect our land to assist with tourism, quality of life, let alone the obvious slowing on climate change.


    Climate change is not a future problem. We are pleading for basic common sense.

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