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In the next few weeks, the Turnbull government could hand over $1 billion of public money to prop up Adani’s giant polluting megamine.

ACF supporter Sharon France thinks this is an outrageous use of public money, so she's come up with the Australian People's Bank of Better Ideas.

Sharon recalls, "I literally woke up one morning thinking, 'If everyone could spend $1 billion on something beneficial, what would they fund? Certainly not a loan to a billionaire for a coal mine.'"

We’re helping Sharon gather ideas for better ways to use $1 billion of public money.

When all your ideas are in, Sharon will send a report highlighting the most popular and creative suggestions to our Prime Minister.

Australians don't want their public money used to prop up Adani's giant coalmine. Our elected representatives have the choice to invest in public good, not private greed.

So what are your ideas for better ways to use $1 billion of public funds? 

To get more involved in Sharon's creative action, download the Better Ideas for a Billion Dollars action pack or visit her blog post to learn more.

Latest Supporters

Create community- university research partnerships that work for protecting wildlife habitat, biodiversity, ecosystems and the environment! Education + Conservation in one go! Engage people of all ages, genders and backgrounds equally.
Adriana 2017-07-22 07:35:20 +1000
Australia needs to become more productive and to start looking after itself in terms of agriculture and manufacturing and stop relying on digging up all our resources to sell off to other countries to keep the economy going. If Australia was more productive we would have more jobs available and would not have to rely on all the rubbish we have to purchase from other countries to keep there economy going. Australia wake up and stop taking the easy way out .We should be exporting more to other countries and not importing .We also need to create a better country so we can have more tourist, who wants to see a dying great Barrier reef and a country full of gaping holes left by mining. another suggestion can we regenerate the areas that have been destroyed by mining.
Collyne 2017-06-19 10:16:20 +1000
Health and education, public transport, renewable energy.
cynthia 2017-06-18 21:25:38 +1000
How many jobs creating initiative and projects could $1 billion fund?
Genevieve 2017-06-18 17:47:50 +1000
Invest it in education so our future leaders do not make such stupid decisions
Kerrie 2017-06-17 21:13:29 +1000
I am from germany + I enjoy a healthy great barrier reef. Please, take care for this wonderful + beautiful nature, folks!
Katja 2017-06-17 17:47:59 +1000
Saving the most wonderful jewel of the world, the great barrier reef!
Maxence 2017-06-17 16:23:25 +1000
Solar cooled schools in Queensland so our kids can still learn effectively during summer terms.
Helen 2017-06-17 09:49:49 +1000
Spend it on Medicare to provide a better and fairer health service
Ros 2017-06-17 06:41:17 +1000
Just about anything else.
Laena 2017-06-16 22:14:53 +1000
A subsidy for all solar panel homeowners to install a battery storage system
David 2017-06-16 20:46:43 +1000
Vertical agriculture/aquaculture projects within urban communities.
Cally 2017-06-16 20:00:52 +1000
Development of a renewable energy system to reduce emissions to 0% by 2050
AND
put it into our healthcare system, instead of running it down.
Andrea 2017-06-16 19:55:48 +1000
Renewables, renewables, renewables.
Janet 2017-06-16 18:47:45 +1000
More public housing. Better public transport. More support for the mentally ill.
Michelle 2017-06-16 17:54:47 +1000
Public transport, high speed rail al
Protecting and including green spaces; habitat, oxgen roduction and carbon storage.
Vivian 2017-06-16 16:33:39 +1000
I would like to see Universities go back to being free and upgraded to world class.
Sharon 2017-06-16 15:47:46 +1000
Helping schools and supporting education. Maybe building shelters to support homeless people or abuse victims. Anything but the coal mine.
Ella 2017-06-15 10:42:36 +1000
Free education for tertiary institutions so that ex – miners and current students can get educated and contribute to the economy without being in debt. Accepting more refugees would also help mitigate against the issues stacked against having an ageing population. Providing money for foreign aid, funding renewable energies, give money to the health fund for people with pre-existing conditions and graduates. Provide denser infrastructure that is affordable as well as public transport frameworks that get people out of their cars and on their feet.
Amelia 2017-06-14 23:34:25 +1000
Investing in renewable energy
Jennifer 2017-06-14 20:59:38 +1000
Create new jobs by investing the money into renewable energies.
Rhiannon 2017-06-07 22:34:43 +1000
Wind farms solar power something that doesn’t destroynatural habit and is sustainable energy
David 2017-06-07 19:14:24 +1000
Set up an centre to educate out- of- work- miners- to be in the benefits, opportunities and rewards of getting into the sustainable energy industry. Set up appropriate training centres where possible.
Ineke 2017-06-07 17:12:11 +1000
Funding sustainable energy resources.
Maximizing employment.
Affordable housing.
Free university education.
Bringing Nauru & Manus Is refugees to Australia.
Carolyn 2017-06-06 22:53:56 +1000
Literally anything.
Thomas 2017-06-06 22:06:59 +1000
Invest in reform of improving justice system. Currently it loks like a joke really.
Tania 2017-06-06 21:19:30 +1000
How about investing in our gorgeous state and pumping that money into Queensland tourism, or better yet, help the local farmers.
Madeline 2017-06-06 19:32:40 +1000
Ecotourism and renewable energy projects in North Queensland to create jobs where the mine would have done so. This is so important as the supporters of the mine are the people in North Queensland who would have gained from it. It is all well and good to want the mine banned, but what about the unemployed in regional areas? (PS I live in Sydney but visited Townsville this year)
Lesley 2017-06-06 19:31:54 +1000
Mary Donoghue
Mary 2017-06-06 18:15:49 +1000
Meg 2017-06-06 12:32:47 +1000