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
  • Margaet Bloor
    commented 2021-03-31 20:15:58 +1100
    Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country. Also Renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Sarah Kirkwood
    commented 2021-03-31 20:08:39 +1100
    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.


    I would rather see money spent on supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country, and renewable energy projects and battery storage.


    Yours sincerely,

    Sarah Kirkwood
  • Malcolm Jones
    commented 2021-03-31 19:38:50 +1100
    Don’t waste our water and frack our futurw
  • Katrina Mentis
    commented 2021-03-31 19:35:05 +1100
  • Ross Day
    commented 2021-03-31 19:34:32 +1100
    With the planned alteration of existing legislation by the NT Govt. limiting the disemination of information to the public to the NT Government Web site, whilst ceasing the more easily distributed newsletters to voters letter boxes, will greatly reduce important information regarding planned fracking across the Northern Territory. This effectively means the public must access the NT Govt. web site each day to watch for information. The changes to the legislation does not pass “the pub test” … The NT Govt has already paid approximately $50 million AU to Fracking ventures in the NT for infrastructure! Fracking processes across the world have lost favour with fracking bans across many states in the USA, Europe and the UK . Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and South Australia have also banned fracking. In the case of the Northern Terrritory, there is a very high probability of contamination of the water table due to inadequate safety plan submitted by the NT Govt. Poisoning the Beetaloo aquifer will be irreversible!!
  • Kim Yates
    commented 2021-03-31 18:45:07 +1100
    Please
  • Liz Milsom
    commented 2021-03-31 17:14:45 +1100
  • Stephen Floyd
    commented 2021-03-31 17:05:30 +1100
    The money would be better spent on

    – Infrastructure for Electric Cars.

    – Supporting First Nations organisations and business projects.

    – Renewable Energy and battery projects.

    – Supporting retraining of Coal Mine Workers as the inevitable decline of Coal as a source of Energy is already taking place.
  • Linda Wilson
    commented 2021-03-31 17:05:00 +1100
    We need to move away from relying on fossil fuels, including gas.

    Fracking is destructive and unnecessary.

    Investment in renewable energy is beneficial to the environment and the economy. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
  • Jane Running
    commented 2021-03-31 17:03:32 +1100
    Fracking is proven to be a invasive and toxic form of mining for GAS. This has been proven in the USA and Queensland where the effects of flaring gas, emissions and water bores dying out or being contaminated by methane happen continually.


    It’s not needed.


    Australia has NO shortage of gas. We are the world’s largest producer of natural gas. We just have terrible contracts to ship all our gas overseas, to our own country’s detriment.

    This shows very poor governance, and a very short sighted view towards the immediate future, and our childrens future to come.


    Follow Victoria’s lead and place a full Ban on onshore unconventional gas/oil extraction.


    Ban Fracking Australia wide NOW.


    Use taxpayers monies for the greater good, not just to support the dying fossil fuel industry.


    The corrupt governance must end now.
  • Alfred Low
    commented 2021-03-31 16:41:34 +1100
    I want my children to have a comfortable liveable world.
  • paul white
    commented 2021-03-31 16:31:42 +1100
    Its criminal guving our tax dollars to these cowboy operaters!
  • Elizabeth Romeril
    commented 2021-03-31 16:29:33 +1100
  • Lyn Buxton
    commented 2021-03-31 15:53:58 +1100
    We claim to be a smart country, yet our governments do not look to the experiences overseas and see the damage that fracking has done to communities and the environments there. Fracking is dangerous to people, wildlife and environments. Funds should be put into more sustainable projects like wind, wave and solar energy; or building a pipeline from the Kimberley to the south of WA to bring water to communities . Perhaps funds could be put to fixing the Murray/Darling River systems to ensure the farmers and communities in the catchment have sufficient water needs to grow the crops and breed cattle, sheep, pigs etc to feed our country.
  • Rick Madigan
    commented 2021-03-31 15:36:15 +1100
    Funding to assist the workers in the fossil fuel industries in a just transition to other work. E.g renewables and manufacturing!
  • Sera Koth
    commented 2021-03-31 15:26:20 +1100
    I would like to see my money spent:

    -Helping Australian businesses get off gas

    -Funding community projects in my neighbourhood

    -Land stewardship programs

    -Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country

    -Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    -Disaster relief
  • anne boyd
    commented 2021-03-31 15:16:47 +1100
    The money should be spent on renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Rebecca Kopke-Bennett
    commented 2021-03-31 14:55:02 +1100
    I cannot comprehend how you believe that fracking is a positive step when climate disasters are more apparent than ever. Not my government or PM.
  • Kelly Lee Hickey
    commented 2021-03-31 14:48:59 +1100
    We need solutions that plan for and protect our communities in a climate changed future. There are shovel ready projects in clean energy, particularly solar, that can support all of our communities into the long term. These are the projects our money should be going to, not the dying industries of gas, which threaten the futures of lands and people here and internationally.
  • Susan Tanner
    commented 2021-03-31 14:07:19 +1100
  • Deborah Ford
    commented 2021-03-31 13:56:30 +1100
    Fracking should not be permitted anywhere in Australia, whether publicly or privately funded.
  • Lisa Costello
    commented 2021-03-31 13:46:50 +1100
    Its been proven over and over again, fracking and coal seam gas extraction in dangerous
  • Pippy Wardell
    commented 2021-03-31 13:39:36 +1100
  • Annette Browne
    commented 2021-03-31 13:22:38 +1100
    I would rather see the money spent on renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Nicole Mutimer
    commented 2021-03-31 13:14:36 +1100
    No to fracking
  • Debris Facility
    commented 2021-03-31 12:57:20 +1100
  • Ian Price
    commented 2021-03-31 12:42:54 +1100
    I want to see scarce money allocated to more valuable activities.

    What would you rather see money spent on?


    For example:

    Helping Australian businesses get off gas

    Funding community projects in your neighbourhood

    Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country

    Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    Vital Ongoing Disaster relief
  • Billee McGinley
    commented 2021-03-31 12:38:43 +1100
    I can see there is up to $50,000,000 available under the Australian Research Council Grants Scheme open now, specifically to accelerate exploration for shale gas in the Beetaloo Basin. This is a risky investment economically and environmentally. There are more sustainable economic investments that could be made in the region – renewable energy projects, carbon farming, environmental services – that would serve communities better, and future generations. Now is the time for fossil fuel companies to be looking at their exit plan. This is a waste of funds. Currently the government is putting millions of Australians into poverty, by bringing back down unemployment entitlements to below the poverty line, whilst you hand out millions to big business.
  • Sam Boase
    commented 2021-03-31 12:37:18 +1100
  • Kirstene Ost
    commented 2021-03-31 12:35:58 +1100

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