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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

  • 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
  • Catherine Sacco
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:19 +1100
  • Evan Hadkins
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:16 +1100
    Early childhood support (for children and their carers). This saves multiples of the money spent in the long term.
  • Lois Hamlin
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:14 +1100
  • Marion Glover
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:11 +1100
    - Helping Australian businesses get of 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
  • Janet Roden
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:10 +1100
    Land stewardship programs. Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country. Disaster Relief = these 3 things are important at the moment.
  • Triny Roe
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:09 +1100
    No more fracking. Spend the money on renewable energy, land stewardship and supporting First Nations people in all their endeavors.
  • Marilyn Valli
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:06 +1100
    I’d love to see you spend these funds on:

    - Land stewardship programs

    - Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country

    - Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    - Disaster relief
  • carolyn ienna
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:03 +1100
  • Patrick Sloan
    commented 2021-03-23 15:32:00 +1100
    Some ideas for better and more responsible investment of taxpayer funds include:

    1. Helping Australian businesses get of gas

    2. Funding community projects

    3. Land stewardship programs

    4. Supporting First Nations organisations and businesses working on country

    5. Renewable energy projects and battery storage

    6. Disaster relief
  • Chris Martin
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:56 +1100
    As a NPWS Ranger, for many years, in the Connabarabran District & managed the Pilliga Nature Reserve, I strongly protest the recent approval of gas mining/fracking in the area. The area is one of the driest locations, on the edge of the Great Artesian Basin, and the risk of damaging the aquifers, is great for many species of Flora & Fauna that rely on the protection, of the area.
  • Richard Fletcher
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:55 +1100
  • Dav Howard
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:55 +1100
  • Annie Wieland
    commented 2021-03-23 15:31:48 +1100
  • Bill 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.