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
  • William Harvey
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:45 +1100
    I believe money would be better spent on helping Australian businesses get out of gas than on fracking for more gas at a high environmental and social cost. Renewable energy projects and battery storage would give much better value in the medium and long term.
  • Karen Bourke
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:39 +1100
  • Christopher Stuart Harrison
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:32 +1100
    Stop listening to the Minerals Council of Australia and listen to the voters who will vote you in or out at the next election. Get your head out of the 1950s and get with the plan for the 2050s!
  • Paul Angwin
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:23 +1100
    Much better to invest in renewable energy sources now. Renewable energy sources and infrastructure will always provide employment, not so with fossil fuels.
  • Phil Murray
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:22 +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% !
  • Helen Cattani
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:16 +1100
    The scientific evidence is clear . Don’t frack anywhere . There are plenty more alternative options .
  • Ben Eisel
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:14 +1100
    This funding should be used to develop storage solutions such as hydrogen and renewable generation. Fund our universities and provide research grants for research for better energy storage and renewable efficiency. Build new dams and use pumped hydro. Transitioning away from Coal SMART – Fracking is not the answer.
  • Pauline Garde
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:13 +1100
  • Stephen Spencer
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:50 +1100
  • Beverley Inshaw
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:44 +1100
    I would rather you spend money on renewable energy and battery storage, disaster relief and supporting First Nations organisations and people.
  • Fiona Bennett
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:43 +1100
    Would like to see money directed to renewable energy infrastructure and projects

    Protection of natural areas and increased employment opportunities in this area
  • Beth Finch
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:30 +1100
    Please invest our money in supporting First Nation organisations, and renewable energy projects.
  • Tim Patience
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:27 +1100
  • Ea and Jean-Pierre Orhan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:15 +1100
    We hope common sense will ultimately prevail on this matter as well as a series of other matters . Our pollies need to wake up .
  • Liz Ross
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:15 +1100
  • Anne Corkill
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:10 +1100
  • John Grant
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:05 +1100
  • Ian Daly
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:03 +1100
    The world has thousands of coal fired Power Stations.

    Australia will not solve the climate change problem, even if we shut the whole continent down.

    We need at least 3 high efficiency coal powered Power Stations, so that we don’t have power failures like a third world country. We have good coal to use in these Power Stations, so fracking is not needed.
  • Christine Baker
    commented 2021-03-23 15:30:00 +1100
  • trilby Vandermaat
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:59 +1100
    Instead of granting money on gas pipelines and fracking spend the money on relief for the unfortunates impacted by these terrible floods. Spend the money where it is needed.
  • Julie McCarthy
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:51 +1100
    I would prefer the money be spent on land stewardship programs, to provide ongoing and sustainable work in regional Australia. I would also support money for public housing that has solar power and high energy efficiency ratings so that those Australians who are least able to afford high gas and electricity prices will have an opportunity to share the tangible, financial benefits of renewable energy.
  • Peter Carroll
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:34 +1100
    No money for fossil fuels from our taxpayer funds Scomo!
  • Greg Roberts
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:21 +1100
  • Sue Butler
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:18 +1100
  • Clive Ross
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:13 +1100
  • Linda Shboul
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:11 +1100
  • June Davies
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:06 +1100
    I’m completely against any fracking I have Marched for it and will fight for it not to happen. Our water is our most important commodity we can’t afford to loose any of it.
  • Penny Ward
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:05 +1100
  • Tony Thomas
    commented 2021-03-23 15:29:03 +1100
  • Roland Loeve
    commented 2021-03-23 15:28:41 +1100
    Contributing to a fund to assist workers who will need to transition from Coal to Renewable Energy infrastructure and industry, sooner than later.

    Building better interconnected public transport and freight corridors to reduce reliance on shared highways and long distance fuel burning efficiency

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