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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

  • Kim Zegenhagen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:47:38 +1100
    It would be far better to spend money on Renewable Energy infrastructure and battery storage..
  • Shaun Leyland
    commented 2021-03-23 15:47:35 +1100
    Australia generally and especially the Northern Territory are strongly placed to be world leaders in renewable energy and so demonstrate commitment to climate change issues. Be strong and have the courage to move away from destructive mining which doesn’t benefit the community at large.
  • Antony Bennett
    commented 2021-03-23 15:47:18 +1100
    Recognising the current importance of fossil fuels on our economy, we cannot, in the interests of the country, continue to throw good money after bad ideas. Government is about leadership, it is time to lead on renewables.

    Save the money and improve our aged care and disability care sectors. Save the money and commence retraining people and industries reliant on fossil fuels. Save the money and look at water saving initiatives before the next 8-year drought. Save the money and look at affordable housing initiatives. Save the money and close these cruel and inhumane detention centres for our refugees.
  • brian pree
    commented 2021-03-23 15:47:08 +1100
  • Pauline Hewitt
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:44 +1100
    Use our good coal to support the coal industry as he cannot go fully to green energy. We need to build another power station to replace the Liddell power station. It was proved in Texas USA that you can’t go fully green. The wind turbines couldn’t work because of all the snow, and if it’s too windy they won’t work. Solar power didn’t work because their wasn’t enough sunshine. We have seen what happened in South Australia with power failures.

    Build a new power station to replace the old one and use our good coal for it. Stop sending our good coal overseas
  • Cindy Kelly
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:26 +1100
  • michael greenham
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:21 +1100
    We need to spend money to halt and redress the spread of noxious weeds and pests.
  • Lyness Huntley
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:21 +1100
    No fracking

    Get Australia working

    Look after this beautiful country
  • Jo Bealham
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:19 +1100
  • Trevor Hesse
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:15 +1100
  • Lorraine Brister
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:13 +1100
  • Rob Mihailovic
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:11 +1100
  • Kathryn Gray
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:10 +1100
    Campaign for and incentivise new home builders and renovators to choose energy efficient household appliances such as induction cook tops and heat pump water heaters over gas appliances.
  • Emma Stock
    commented 2021-03-23 15:46:07 +1100
  • Kate Neil
    commented 2021-03-23 15:45:59 +1100
  • Peter Burling
    commented 2021-03-23 15:45:55 +1100
    Rather than propping up a gas industry, which still has questionable impacts on the geological structure of the areas it is involved in, maybe it is time for this government to begin putting money into community renewable projects and land stewardship programs
  • Peter Killen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:45:37 +1100
  • Larissa Taylor
    commented 2021-03-23 15:45:28 +1100
    I think we need to transition away from fossil fuels. It is ludicrous that where other countries have banned this fracking practice, we are taking it up… It really is no wonder we are the laughing stock of the world.

    My taxes needs to go towards researching and implementing renewable solutions, more the implementing. My taxes should go towards keeping government support payments in line with inflation to make affordable living conditions
  • Iona Mackenzie
    commented 2021-03-23 15:45:19 +1100
  • Emily Edwards
    commented 2021-03-23 15:45:11 +1100
    In addition to above, spend the pollution dollars instead on:


    Increased funding for public accountability bodies

    Increased health care spending

    Increased jobseeker payment and income support for the under-privileged

    Increased support for our universities

    Increased public eduction

    Increased public transport
  • Barry Dale
    commented 2021-03-23 15:45:06 +1100
  • Amy Jansen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:50 +1100
    I would like to see money spent on genuine projects which help to alleviate the impacts of climate change, while looking after our land and all of its inhabitants. We could fund meaningful jobs in industries which look after our environment rather than destroying it. Renewable energy is clearly the way of the future, not gas or other fossil fuels. Funding the fossil fuel industry not only destroys the environment but also provides few jobs and only enriches the pockets of an already wealthy few people.
  • Kath Purvis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:35 +1100
  • Jill Robinson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:33 +1100
    Renewable energy projects, both government endorsed & funded, & also helping those who wish to use renewable energy in their homes, & funding for communities to install fast chargers for electric vehicles.
  • Peter Whitehouse
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:24 +1100
    Fracking, is quite frankly Bad Fracking Bussiness,

    Our water table, the Livelhoods of Our Farmers will be and are in fact being harmed by this flawed practice
  • Gayle Conneely
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:17 +1100
    Stop ruining our land and waterways with Fracking!!!!!!
  • Nicole Browne
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:14 +1100
  • John Attwood
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:06 +1100
    First Nations people oppose it, Most thinking Australians oppose it, ONLY people in favour are the politicians whose pockets are lined with the funds from the frackers!

    Politicians are OUR servants, not the other way around, so politicians are supposed to do what the people want!

    Don’t frack Australia, there is NO GAS SHORTAGE!
  • Andrew Grayndler
    commented 2021-03-23 15:44:06 +1100
  • Mischa Herman
    commented 2021-03-23 15:43:57 +1100