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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

  • Michael Arnold
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:20 +1100
    working on country desalination pipelines
  • Amy Brown
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:19 +1100
    Stop poisoning our lands and waters.
  • Diane Bos
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:17 +1100
    Tree planting.
  • Sofahnya Olsen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:12 +1100
  • Duncan Mackay
    commented 2021-03-23 15:37:04 +1100
    Clean water,home grown food,sustainable green energy before water polluting,carcinogenic fracking for gas.
  • Rod Anderson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:49 +1100
    The money would be much more wisely spent on renewable energy projects and battery storage, also disaster relief for the areas affected by increasingly frequent climate change disasters.
  • Warren Roy Minnett
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:30 +1100
  • Marcia Grace
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:29 +1100
  • Dina Lewis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:15 +1100
    Renewable energy projects-not cracking.
  • Joshua Grant
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:14 +1100
    Mmmmmm not destroying our aquifers……… hasn’t the government seen what fracking has done in other countries?? Must be blinded by brown paper bags full of cash!
  • Paul Caine
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:13 +1100
  • Victoria Edgar
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:11 +1100
  • Jeanette Dall
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:11 +1100
  • Jim Wafer
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:05 +1100
    Relief from disasters caused by climate change.
  • Rob Maitland
    commented 2021-03-23 15:36:02 +1100
    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.
  • Jamie Flett
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:55 +1100
  • Andy Hill
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:51 +1100
  • George King
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:48 +1100
  • Julia Wokes
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:45 +1100
    I live in the Hunter Valley. The open cut coal mines in the central part of the catchment significantly increase climate change, not just by the product from the mine but the mining process of leaving great swathes of bare earth.

    To add to the climate change mix of the Valley the NSW strategic plan provides for another 750,000 dwellings in the Lower Hunter.

    Developers need to be made to have a design which is climate friendly, renewal energy & recycled water…footpaths & parklands & room for trees between housing.

    Fracking is disasterous for the environment & the population.

    The government needs to take climate change seriously & anything which adds to climate change , like fracking, should not be pursued.

    It is not the miners or property developers that pay the social cost associated with their activities…it is the taxpayer.
  • Russ Simpson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:40 +1100
  • Vlajko Vukosavljevic
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:32 +1100
    No more fracking. Spend the money on renewable energy and land stewardship. Keep promoting apprenticeships and job creatiopn.
  • Jan Davis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:24 +1100
    We need real alternatives to fossil fuel use – and workers need clean jobs to ensure they have a future – governments are paid and elected to do long term planning – about time our governments of all persuasions did the job they are elected to do
  • Maryrose Barlow
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:24 +1100
  • Vernon Wright
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:22 +1100
    Move rapidly to renewables by creating infrastructure for electric cars and hydrogen power.
  • Colin Apelt
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:19 +1100
  • Alice Oppen
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:12 +1100
  • Shaun Stephens
    commented 2021-03-23 15:35:01 +1100
  • Raine Kornfeld
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:56 +1100
  • Frances Bell
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:55 +1100
    I would rather see money spent on meaningful climate change strategies i.e. DOING something, not just starting another carbon offset project; on rehabilitation programs for our environment and our wildlife affected by extreme climate events and over-development; and invested in clean, responsible renewable energy sources such as vertical wind turbines which do not have vanes and do not pose a risk to wildlife.
  • Phil Murray
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:50 +1100
    The only gas that should be considered is hydrogen, produced by electrolysis powered by renewables such as wind and solar. Then hydrogen powered vehicles, where the hydrogen charges up the battery that runs the electric motor(s) can be promoted in Australia where a long range vehicle is desired. This approach could reduce our emissions as much as by 20% !