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
  • Julie Young
    commented 2021-03-30 20:45:52 +1100
  • Judith Durnin
    commented 2021-03-30 19:02:56 +1100
    Better ways to spend tax payers money would be:

    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

    Job Keeper commitment
  • Susan Russell
    commented 2021-03-30 18:03:33 +1100
  • Shirlene Maloney
    commented 2021-03-30 16:18:03 +1100
  • Shirlene Maloney
    commented 2021-03-30 16:18:01 +1100
  • Mark Lucas
    commented 2021-03-30 15:29:36 +1100
    Support our communities, look to the future and respect the past (including recognising First Nations peoples), fracking & fossil fuel extraction does nothing but take us closer to edge of disaster.
  • Shirley Deviesseux
    commented 2021-03-30 15:18:24 +1100
  • Bruce Warburton
    commented 2021-03-30 15:11:40 +1100
  • John Egginton
    commented 2021-03-30 14:21:20 +1100
  • Penelope Renshaw
    commented 2021-03-30 14:08:35 +1100
  • Dale Steenbergen
    commented 2021-03-30 13:11:12 +1100
  • Julia Jackson
    commented 2021-03-30 12:57:25 +1100
    I would MUCH rather see this money spent on renewable energy projects that would provide 10 x more jobs per $1,000,000 of investment than gas projects, and develop technology and skills for the future. Australia has the potential to be a world leading green energy superpower – so why would the Federal Government choose expensive and polluting gas over cheaper and cleaner renewables? (Is it A – lobbying from gas companies, B- looking after their corporate mates, C – ensuring a nice well paid company directorship after a political career, or D – all of the above.)
  • Julia Jackson
    commented 2021-03-30 12:55:26 +1100
    I would MUCH rather see this money spent on renewable energy projects that would provide 10 x more jobs per $1,000,000 of investment than gas projects, and develop technology and skills for the future. Australia has the potential to be a world leading green energy superpower – so why would the Federal Government choose expensive and polluting gas over cheaper and cleaner renewables? (Is it A – lobbying from gas companies, B- looking after their corporate mates, C – ensuring a nice well paid company directorship after a political career, or D – all of the above.)
  • Antonio Comyn
    commented 2021-03-30 12:34:02 +1100
  • Aurora Kurth
    commented 2021-03-30 12:32:03 +1100
  • Helen Bundock
    commented 2021-03-30 11:10:02 +1100
    I would much rather have the government investing public money in renewable energy projects and preserving the land for food production, supporting First Nations organisations and businesses that support and inspire the local populations.
  • Dale Warren
    commented 2021-03-30 10:40:57 +1100
  • Carolyn Sharp
    commented 2021-03-30 10:23:06 +1100
    I would rather see the money spent on creating renewable energy projects that benefit our environment and on creating battery storage options, particularly for those who do not have the option to go solar. I would also like to see the First Nations having more autonomy over the lands they have nurtured for generations and for all people to work together for community benefits. With the effects of Climate Change becoming more obvious to people, now is the time to galvanise action that will mitigate the ongoing disasters that are now entrenched into our future lives. We need to plan for how to prevent and deal with disasters as well as how to recover from them.
  • Carolyn Sharp
    commented 2021-03-30 10:23:06 +1100
    I would rather see the money spent on creating renewable energy projects that benefit our environment and on creating battery storage options, particularly for those who do not have the option to go solar. I would also like to see the First Nations having more autonomy over the lands they have nurtured for generations and for all people to work together for community benefits. With the effects of Climate Change becoming more obvious to people, now is the time to galvanise action that will mitigate the ongoing disasters that are now entrenched into our future lives. We need to plan for how to prevent and deal with disasters as well as how to recover from them.
  • Elizabeth Hewson
    commented 2021-03-30 10:15:40 +1100
  • Nick Staniforth
    commented 2021-03-30 09:11:51 +1100
  • Laraine Newton
    commented 2021-03-30 09:09:36 +1100
    I am happy to pay my share of tax but not when it supports a gas lead recovery and fracking. given the Climate crisis We should be investing in renewable energy and community land stewardship.
  • Mark Worrall
    commented 2021-03-30 09:07:22 +1100
    Madness extended, when will we learn.
  • Michelle D
    commented 2021-03-30 09:03:13 +1100
  • Fiona Sim
    commented 2021-03-30 08:09:25 +1100
    Australia’s precious farmland must not be destroyed by fracking. Food is more important than gas. Taxpayer money should be spent on renewables and ensuring a fair transition away from fossil fuels for workers in that sector, so that we are fossil-fuel free by 2030.
  • Andrew Gray
    commented 2021-03-30 02:49:39 +1100
  • Jenni York
    commented 2021-03-30 00:14:58 +1100
    I would prefer to see taxpayer dollars spent on renewable energy projects and future-proofing our environment and economy against climate change. I also want to see our environmental protections strengthened with significant monetary penalties for transgressing these protections.
  • Christine Roberts
    commented 2021-03-30 00:07:12 +1100
  • Stephen Adams
    commented 2021-03-29 23:36:46 +1100
  • Gordon Hansom
    commented 2021-03-29 22:50:47 +1100

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