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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

  • Norman Smith
    commented 2021-03-23 15:50:42 +1100
  • Susanne Skates
    commented 2021-03-23 15:50:36 +1100
  • James Lindner
    commented 2021-03-23 15:50:28 +1100
    Let’s not destory our country to short-term thinking.
  • Sophie Hatcher
    commented 2021-03-23 15:50:12 +1100
  • Rick Cavicchioli
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:59 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Karen Squire
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:56 +1100
    Don’t shut down existing coal fired plants use them until their use by dates.
  • Carolyn Thompson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:54 +1100
  • Andrea McGowan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:49 +1100
  • David Powis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:49 +1100
  • Harry Swan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:46 +1100
  • Terry Haddow
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:46 +1100
  • Ian Dunn
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:40 +1100
    Manufacturing jobs, apprenticeships.
  • Greg Marks
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:39 +1100
  • Andrew Wright
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:34 +1100
    I don’t like to see investment in old, soon to be outdated technology, whilst also adversely affecting the environment.
  • Peter Willadsen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:33 +1100
    I believe this is yet more evidence (do we need more?) of a government desperately short of the ideas needed to achieve future economic viability for Australia. Facilitate change; don’t hide in yesterday’s technology.
  • Brenda Rule
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:32 +1100
  • Denise Murray
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:27 +1100
    Spending money on getting global warming projects going does not make sense. The more frequent sever weather events is already costing the economy dearly and will only get worse. The more we spend on renewable energy the less we will end up spending on disaster relief.
  • Joanne Blaik
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:22 +1100
    I would see the money spent on supporting people on welfare to live above the poverty line, allowing those of us who need it to be on the Disability pension instead of jobseeker
  • Anna Marsden
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:19 +1100
    Fracking has been shown elsewhere to be dangerous to our most precious resource, namely water. Hydraulic fracturing – fracking – is a known producer of methane, though its proponents argue otherwise. Well, they would, wouldn’t they. I am astonished that this government is so eager to pursue an industry with known major drawbacks and little benefit to the country as a whole.
  • Lindsay Sharp
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:08 +1100
    The fundamental reason why there have been recent shortages in natural gas [methane] prices is the unmitigated greed and stupidity of the gas production companies. By over contracting gas for offshore markets they have depleted stocks, especially on the east coast, available for domestic consumption. Fracking is avoidable and the loss of methane into the environment far greater than Government or corporations admit to. As for the massive waste of artesian and fossil water supplies- that is another avoidable scandal. The current flooding will not replenish these supplies since most is lost as runoff into the ocean. Added to which so many fracking fields have broken their environmental conditions. All in all a massively stupid waste of money with enormous environmental costs not paid for by the industry.
  • Thong Sum Lee
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:04 +1100
    Spend more money in improving health system including mental wellbeing, education, social welfare including wiping out poverty and standards of living including national security and environment.
  • Jonathan Angell
    commented 2021-03-23 15:49:02 +1100
  • Ossie Gordon
    commented 2021-03-23 15:48:45 +1100
    Forget gas it’s to dear to produce ,consumers get slugged for the cost shortfalls to be able to compete on the world markets

    More dams to harvest water 💦

    More agriculture products on irrigation

    More driving turbo power generators for producing cheaper power to consumers

    Example snowy scheme ,where are all the other schemes ,in the two hard basket in the closet collecting dust

    Harvest water ,oh no that’s not a vote winner

    Where is all the water going after all this rain

    Out to sea what a waste

    You bet there will be another drought as the cycle lives on and all the politicians sitting on their asses doing nothing again

    Wake up Angus Taylor an election soon,you might be in fo a long holiday .Oh I forgot you will still your fat bonus.
  • Stephen Kimber
    commented 2021-03-23 15:48:44 +1100
    Gas, like other fossil fuels, is no longer either an economic nor environmental resource of any medium or long term value to Australia. To spend large sums of money exploiting/developing such is to WASTE money and support a fossil fooled government of the people by the corporation and for the corporation. Monies would be much better spent on developing Australia’s prodigious renewables capability, expediting and developing infrastructure for EVs and so on, providing social housing and combatting Australia’s worsening poverty problem and actual governance for all the people, not just the plutocracy and various hangers on.
  • Kellie Walsh
    commented 2021-03-23 15:48:40 +1100
  • Josephine Brown
    commented 2021-03-23 15:48:38 +1100
  • Lydia Piscioneri
    commented 2021-03-23 15:48:17 +1100
    Helping Australian businesses get off gas

    Renewable energy projects ie Solar and battery storage
  • John Bloomfield
    commented 2021-03-23 15:48:01 +1100
    Establish a Federal ICAC with TEETH. Outlaw the source of the problem – money in politics!!!

    See the corporate oligarchy that has destroyed US democracy – that is Australia’s future on our present course.
  • Richard Fisher
    commented 2021-03-23 15:47:44 +1100
    What about Public housing,women’s refuges,ICAC, Education, local infrastructure,national parks,recycling initiatives, clean water.
  • Ruth Watson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:47:43 +1100