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. 

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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,

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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
  • Vivian Broadway
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:42 +1100
    Safeguard our future and those of our children. Renewable energy and battery storage programs make far more sense moving forward than outdated destructive fossil fuel projects.
  • Evelyn Williames
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:36 +1100
    I would like to see money spent on helping people working in mining to transition into other forms of work. I would also like to see more preparation for the day when electric cars are the norm and not the exception.
  • Jeffrey Simmons
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:32 +1100
    I would like to see money spent on land stewardship programs. Fracking should be stopped completely not supported in any way
  • Keith Bale
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:31 +1100
    The people both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Country and Land Owners do not want to see Our Land end up like the various States of America, who have No clean Rivers, contaminated Bores, Highly Toxic leaking from Gas Wells across their Country. So “We the People” say No to Gas Fracking and Toxic injected mixtures of Chemicals deep into Our Soil..! It is Proven to leak into Bores, Fresh Water Supplies and Streams! So We the People say NO..!
  • Marilyn Marsden
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:11 +1100
    Australian business need to divest itself of gas and invest in renewable energy and battery storage, support First Nations organisations and businesses working on country, disaster relief, affordable/sustainable housing for the homeless, food land stewardship programs. So many good issues not getting enough attention and financial backing. Plans are only plans until they are implemented.
  • Melinda Belfield
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:10 +1100
  • Athena Kontjonis
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:10 +1100
  • Leslie Ross
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:03 +1100
    Time to get real fairdinkum!
  • Lesley Clarke
    commented 2021-03-23 15:34:02 +1100
  • John Raymond Nolan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:54 +1100
    Fracking is wilful destruction of our environment, our state, our nation, and, by observation of the damage it has caused overseas, must not be allowed here.

    It is time our government grew up, stopped being pushed around by overseas multi-national corporations, and start working for we, the electors.

    Those who support fracking will definitely NOT get my vote, nor votes of any I can encourage to stand for preservation of our bush!
  • Gilbert Grace
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:46 +1100
    Support active transport, with the cumulative and compounding benefits to mental physical and emotional health, by building more protected bicycle paths and wildlife habitat corridors in the Green Grid network. A good place to start would be to recognise and build the Sydney Green Ring (www.sydneygreenring.org) and to complete the Great Kai Mia Trail (Botany Bay Trail). Both of which are iconic trails that serve as recreation and transport options for a great proportion of Sydney’s potential bicycling communities.
  • Lindy Harrison
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:42 +1100
    Please look at renewables and not contribute to further damage to the environment. Isn’t it possible to generate enough jobs from renewable energy projects.
  • Lalage Craig
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:38 +1100
    I would rather see my money being spent on aged care and the homeless!

    Not on wrecking the environment.
  • judy best
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:37 +1100
  • Bridget Carty
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:34 +1100
  • Ruth Miller
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:30 +1100
    I would rather see taxpayers’ money spent on moving towards a zero-emissions future, including sustainable industry and renewable energy solutions. The money would be better spent in assisting businesses involved in gas to move into renewables.
  • Dianne Horne
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:28 +1100
    Renewable energy, disaster relief, more support for pensioners. I live in a gas field & it is horrible.
  • Carolyn Handley
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:24 +1100
  • Geoff Andrews
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:19 +1100
    We need clean land, water, food and air.

    We don’t need more climate change, more air pollution, more respiratory diseases, and more wasted money.
  • Robert Main
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:17 +1100
    Fracking is a bad investment , It spoils the land and water of the land that is fracked
  • Julie Griffith
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:11 +1100
    Fracking is detrimental in every way and please stop the money God worshipping, its so uncool and selfish.
  • Michael Stewart
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:05 +1100
  • Mark and Jenny Edwards
    commented 2021-03-23 15:33:02 +1100
  • Mike Patterson
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:57 +1100
    Remediation of agricultural land that has been adversely effected by fracking instead of making a known"unsafe and not sustainable" gas fracking industry more profitable by public monies. In the longer term agriculture will be more beneficial both economic and environmental than the depleted land despoiled by fracking.

    Renewable energy is the power source of the future so must, logically, be progressed as has been shown overseas.

    Disaster response facilities and staffing will gain more importance as global warming increases floods, fires, droughts and storms on larger scale across Australia.
  • Eric Meijer
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:54 +1100
    Promote the uptake and expansion of green hydrogen, a clean fuel in which Australia has a potentially great competitive advantage.
  • Robert Morison
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:47 +1100
  • Kate Barnes
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:42 +1100
  • Patrick Lynch
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:33 +1100
  • Sylvia Cooper
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:26 +1100
    Please don’t waste our money on polluting and environmentally destructive fracking for gas that we don’t need or want. We need to heal, not destroy the planet and that means clean fuel and healthy, sustainable habitats. That’s what I want my taxes spent on.
  • Sally Cloke
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:22 +1100

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