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
  • Matt McFadyen
    commented 2021-03-29 21:27:32 +1100
  • Barbara Fieberg-McFarlane
    commented 2021-03-29 21:14:21 +1100
  • Ian Carman
    commented 2021-03-29 20:57:55 +1100
  • indya mealing
    commented 2021-03-29 20:46:06 +1100
    Fracking is so dangerous that it is banned in most countries that listen to scientists. It creates very few jobs- far less that renewable energy sector. No one in Australia even wants it – your authoritarian regime is imposing un scientific, short sighted and destructive fracking policies on a public that actively and obviously are opposed to it. Water is out most valuable resource in this sunburnt country- fracking threatens that’s. Australia is so far behind the energy revolution that is happening – you are setting the country up for massive economic punishment.

    We could be world leaders in new technology and new energy. We have the potential but lack the political will. You as a government will be held accountable for this travesty in the history books.
  • Louise Merchant
    commented 2021-03-29 20:21:44 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Elizabeth odger
    commented 2021-03-29 19:39:12 +1100
  • Cathy Phillips
    commented 2021-03-29 19:36:11 +1100
  • Steve Mills
    commented 2021-03-29 19:18:34 +1100
    We don’t want fracking and will remember at the next election!
  • Robert Cavanagh
    commented 2021-03-29 18:54:12 +1100
  • Felicity Davis
    commented 2021-03-29 16:44:07 +1100
    Gas is still a fossil Fuel. It was thought that we could use it to transition from coal. We now know that it as bad as coal for the environment as it gives off methane when it is being fracked from the rocks. Not to mention the damage to the artesian water needed for agriculture. Methane is about 85 times worse as a greenhouse gas than CO2. It causes more melting of the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. WE also now have the use of huge batteries to give us instant power when the sun and wind fail us. Therefore we no longer need to use gas to transition from coal and oil.
  • Natalie Bayley
    commented 2021-03-29 15:39:33 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage have got to be the future
  • Kim Salisbury
    commented 2021-03-29 15:23:55 +1100
  • Andrew Bowman
    commented 2021-03-29 14:59:19 +1100
    Please invest in anything but damaging gas fracking. The irreparable damage it will cause will not worth it, especially when we have so many safer alternatives available.
  • blair marks
    commented 2021-03-29 14:01:46 +1100
  • Martin
    commented 2021-03-29 13:40:24 +1100
  • Susan Russell
    commented 2021-03-29 13:32:58 +1100
  • Garry Sadler
    commented 2021-03-29 13:21:37 +1100
  • Jacky Nissen
    commented 2021-03-29 12:55:08 +1100
    Our hospitals are at capacity with many states suffering from extensive and crippling ambulance ramping. I suggest this would be a far better use of tax payers money.

    We don’t need to put any of our extremely limited water supplies at risk of contamination by fracking.
  • Ian Mckenzie
    commented 2021-03-29 12:53:04 +1100
    Renewable energy systems would be a much better investment of money
  • Ronny Cox
    commented 2021-03-29 12:51:17 +1100
  • Kevin Sweeney
    commented 2021-03-29 12:44:20 +1100
  • Amie Doyle
    commented 2021-03-29 12:17:16 +1100
  • Gordon Dyball
    commented 2021-03-29 12:12:29 +1100
    Dam projects – drought proof the whole country
  • Gordon Dyball
    commented 2021-03-29 12:12:29 +1100
    Dam projects – drought proof the whole country
  • Cheng Tan
    commented 2021-03-29 12:12:14 +1100
    SA built their solar system and storage unit and is now happily providing power to SA. No pollution and degradation of land. So renewable energy and storage battery is what I like to see my dollars go to.
  • Garry Glover
    commented 2021-03-29 12:09:19 +1100
    Let’s be world leaders in green hydrogen & clean transport. PLEASE let’s move Australia out of the fossil era.
  • Sarah Moles
    commented 2021-03-29 11:57:19 +1100
    I personally would MUCH rather see money spent helping farmers transition to a carbon constrained world. With a worsening extinction crisis, it is time to start paying landholder for protecting and conserving the ecosystem services on which we all rely.

    We have also seen natural disasters fueled by dangerous climate change. There is an urgent need for more money for disaster relief to allow affected people and communities to get back on the feet as soon as possible.
  • Sue Metcalf
    commented 2021-03-29 11:52:31 +1100
    There are so many worthy alternatives to redirect this money to, but personally I would like to see more spent on housing for the homeless, especially for older women.
  • Kathleen Roche
    commented 2021-03-29 11:49:36 +1100
  • Bill Woinarski
    commented 2021-03-29 11:22:06 +1100
    Most advanced countries, the smart money, science and engineering are moving towards a renewable energy future. We need leadership and commitment to embrace this future. It is no longer with fossil fuels.


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