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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

  • Suzanne Wightman
    commented 2021-03-23 15:43:51 +1100
    Why is it that you are propping up archaic industries, about time you started looking toward the future, if you have money to spend on poisonous fracking how about you spend that money on helping Australian businesses and households to get out of gas and be a leader that will be remembered for saving the planet.
  • Beate Coxall
    commented 2021-03-23 15:43:38 +1100
  • Emma Dobbs
    commented 2021-03-23 15:43:35 +1100
  • Graeme Aitken
    commented 2021-03-23 15:43:26 +1100
    We need to catch up with the rest of the world – before we do more irrepairable damage to our environment
  • Maree James
    commented 2021-03-23 15:43:03 +1100
    Renewable Energy Projects

    Readily Accessible Mental Health Services via Medicare
  • John MacInnes
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:57 +1100
    Gas is so 20th century. We can and must learn to wean ourselves off it. We must especially abandon fracking because of all of the inherent risks it involves. It’s simply not worth it.
  • Philomena Watkins
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:52 +1100
    Water security and renewable energy projects would be more beneficial than dangerous fracking
  • Nerida Riley
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:46 +1100
  • Brian Donnelly
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:36 +1100
  • Barbara Aroney
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:24 +1100
    I am most concerned by the environmental damage that il-considered fracking will do in the Northern Territory and other places. Not only will it increase greenhouse gases while areas will be a contaminated wasteland. Better to spend money on plans to build up the land and the people that will increase productivity into the future.
  • Jan Sterling
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:19 +1100
    Please invest in sustainable renewable energy projects, especially battery storage. Please also invest in research into developing new industries to make products out of recycled products such as drink bottles and tops. There are innovative people who would be keen to develop/test/create solutions to this ever-growing problem.
  • Ray Crampton
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:19 +1100
    I would rather my tax was invested in the future being renewables rather than wasted on a finite commodity and the redundant industry that profits at the expense of our community
  • Chuck Rooskov
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:19 +1100
  • Judith Leslie
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:13 +1100
    Personally I’d far rather see government (taxpayer’s) money spent on;

    Renewable energy projects and battery storage and

    Disaster relief
  • Debra Rowe
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:06 +1100
  • Garry Price
    commented 2021-03-23 15:42:03 +1100
    Given the imperative of managing climate change effectively, I would much rather see money directed towards renewable energy projects including battery storage and the production of hydrogen using solar power and wind power for the electrolytic process.
  • Leo Boscarini
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:52 +1100
    The money would be better spent on renewables and battery storage
  • Elizabeth Jasprizza
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:52 +1100
    Land stewardship programs

    Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country

    Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    Disaster relief.
  • Jeffrey Mellefont
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:31 +1100
  • Chadd
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:27 +1100
  • Julia Hewitt
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:22 +1100
    Supporting renewable energy projects and battery storage will give future generations a much healthier and safer environment.
  • michelle redman
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:20 +1100
  • Amanda Foster
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:12 +1100
    Renewable energy projects and battery storage, disaster relief, helping Australian businesses not corporations, funding community projects, supporting first nations to deal with the forest issues – those who have been doing it for hundreds of years, help first nations businesses working on country, protect their heritage and sacrad lands.
  • Dr. Anne Marshall
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:10 +1100
  • Mick Abberley
    commented 2021-03-23 15:41:02 +1100
    This government’s shameful stone-age ideology is contributing towards making our planet uninhabitable.
  • Susie Ross
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:47 +1100
    Gas is dangerous mining that pollutes and damages valuable land. As a country we would be much better advised to pursue Renewable energy projects and battery storage.
  • Norman Jackson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:47 +1100
  • dennis wild
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:39 +1100
  • Paul Hughes
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:33 +1100
    This money would be better spent on land stewardship programmes, supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country and renewable energy projects and battery storage
  • Jo Robinson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:21 +1100
    It’s well past time but, hopefully, not too late to do the right thing.