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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

  • Anthea Von staerck
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:18 +1100
    Yes to renewable energy w battery storage -Yes to regenerating land devastated by over farming and drought,

    Yes to naming water as the most precious commodity it is and penalising the water licenses that have abused and over-used it.

    Yes to supporting First Nations business and organisations that work on country.
  • Stephen Best
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:13 +1100
  • James Norman
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:08 +1100
    We need to stop using fossil fuels such as coal and gas as soon as possible and make the switch to genuine renewable sources such as solar, wind and tidal energy with large scale battery backup. And let’s stop using the greenwash term “natural gas”.
  • Jerry Koliha
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:04 +1100
    The money would be better spent on helping Australian businesses out of gas, a dangerous fossil fuel. Also for support of renewable projects and battery storage. To transition away from petrol and diesel, a subsidy for electric vehicles should be offered, including the government fleet.
  • Judith Blackall
    commented 2021-03-23 15:40:04 +1100
    I would be much more satisfied to see public monies invested in enterprises that assist farmers, regional businesses and communities to transition to safe, clean, renewable energy. I strongly believe this is the future the Australian Government needs to lead on through active support, development and investment
  • Greg Kilgour
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:45 +1100
  • Carla Maas
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:44 +1100
    I would rather money be spent on investigating ways of getting natural energy without the use of chemicals or destruction to the environment. Battery storage has come ahead in leaps and bounds and surely more investment into solar would be common sense for Australia.
  • Sheridan Adams
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:43 +1100
    I want to see this money spent on:

    Renewable energy projects and battery storage, on a huge scale.

    Transitioning workers from the coal and gas industries to renewable energy projects.

    Helping businesses to exit from gas which is now as outdated as coal, and as unprofitable.

    Disaster relief for bushfire and flood victims who do not live in Liberal held seats.
  • Denise Tebbutt
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:34 +1100
    I would rather see the money spent on renewable energy sources and batteries.

    Disaster relief.
  • Yvonne Hartman
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:24 +1100
    I would like to see the money spent instead on renewable energy programs including storage solutions. This would possibly provide jobs for those working in the gas industry, a double benefit.

    Please also consider programs that promote and aid land to be more productive without the use of harmful fertilizers, land clearing and the like
  • Helene Hutson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:23 +1100
    Please show you are listening to the Australian people by supporting renewable energy projects. You talk about listening but unfortunately nothing is done.
  • Alison Bullock
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:14 +1100
    I would like this money spent on all of the above but also on social programs such as public housing – especially for older women who are experiencing homelessness
  • Pete Fenton
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:10 +1100
    Fracking makes no sense at all especially when we already know it damages the land and it damages nature, and if we don’t cease this activity it will eventually lead to irreversible damage to the whole planet. For our children’s children sake, I implore you to stop this wanton destruction.
  • Arthur Baker
    commented 2021-03-23 15:39:05 +1100
  • patrick de vos
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:55 +1100
    Gas is not needed for life but water is and fracking is danger for our water.
  • Bec Wu
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:54 +1100
  • Neale Terrill
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:52 +1100
  • Virginia Duigan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:51 +1100
  • Diana Covell
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:46 +1100
    Instead of wasting tax payers money on destructive fracking and polluting gas projects, how about using our money for worthwhile, renewable energy projects and effective disaster relief??
  • jane march
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:38 +1100
  • Hilary Purves
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:33 +1100
  • Graham King
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:31 +1100
    The government’s policy is rejected by most.

    It suits only the few, at the expense of all else.

    This government needs to correct its ways or stand aside.
  • Attica Broderick
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:27 +1100
  • Glenda McIntyre
    commented 2021-03-23 15:38:01 +1100
  • Stephen Hansen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:44 +1100
  • Louisa Rebbeck
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:39 +1100
  • Dianna Arten
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:32 +1100
    Money better spent on Australia’s future, not vested interests in Australia’s past.
  • Josephine Morehead
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:32 +1100
    Saving koala habitat

    Saving the Murray Darling Basin

    Right now in NSW, disaster relief for flood victims on top of fire victims still suffering :(
  • Jane Taylor
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:27 +1100
    Only a corrupt government would continue fracking against the science and the climate emergency!
  • Patricia McCalden
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:25 +1100
    Spend the money on supporting clean energy – sun and wind and the batteries required to store it. This is a two-in-one win – cheaper power for industry and help slow down Climate Change.