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Since the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires, our governments have spent over $40 billion in public money supporting the continued expansion of the fossil fuel industry through subsidies and tax breaks.

Every minute, over governments hand over $21,143 to the fossil fuel industry.

It's time our governments stopped handing our public money to the industries most responsible for climate change and stopped approving new coal and gas projects. It's time to invest in a safe climate. 

Sign the petition urging the Australian government to stop all subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuels and end new climate-heating coal and gas projects and infrastructure in Australia. 

Petition demands

"To the Prime Minister, Energy Minister, Environment Minister and Treasurer:

End coal and gas in Australia to ramp up climate action. That means:

  • This decade, replacing existing coal, gas and uranium exports with a renewable-powered exports industry and climate-positive careers for communities
  • No new coal and gas projects or infrastructure
  • Stop spending public money on the fossil fuel industry – fund climate solutions instead."

A responsible government would use our public money to make our communities and wildlife thrive, not fund the industries damaging our climate. The Albanese Government has already taken some steps to advance climate ambition in Australia, but to truly slash climate pollution it must immediately end public funding for fossil fuels.

In the 2022-23 financial year, government subsidies for fossil fuels cost Australians $11.1 billion.

If we stop spending public money on fossil fuels now, we can help prevent even more damaging projects in the future. Currently, Australia has 114 new coal and gas projects, like Woodside's Scarborough project, in the pipeline and if the projects were to go ahead they would almost double our current domestic emissions. And that’s not including any emissions from exporting the coal and gas overseas!

For a safe climate future, let’s instead invest our public money into renewable exports that can replace coal and gas, slash pollution and create climate-positive jobs that future-proof our economy.

Sign the petition and call on our government to step up for climate action.

Latest Supporters

We need to look after the wonderful world that surrounds us
Helen 2024-04-23 20:26:41 +1000
Instead of spending money on fossil fuel, we should invest in renewable energy! Australia is such a sunny place, with lots of great and suitable weather conditions for renewable energy solutions (such as solar panels and wind farms). Why is it that we are one of the most behind major countries when it comes to sustainable energy>
Gabby 2024-04-23 19:31:15 +1000
Kim 2024-04-23 18:48:28 +1000
Australia’s public monies must not be spent subsidising dirty energy sources – fossil fuels. 100% of those funds should instead go to clean energy sources like solar and wind farms.
Ralph 2024-04-23 16:25:38 +1000
Susan 2024-04-23 16:05:42 +1000
Please end fossil fuel extraction expansion, and instead invest more in renewables, and lobby our trading partners who purchase our fossil fuel exports to do the same, in respect for the climate science that compels this action.
Bruce 2024-04-23 15:26:56 +1000
Madeleine 2024-04-23 12:06:28 +1000
Jane 2024-04-23 11:58:37 +1000
Bella 2024-04-23 11:21:24 +1000
Petrea 2024-04-23 10:19:32 +1000
I want the Australian government to stop oil and gas exploration to cease! You are destroying everything that is precious to humanity. Just Stop
Dianne 2024-04-23 06:29:13 +1000
Melba 2024-04-23 05:50:40 +1000
Barbora 2024-04-22 21:54:08 +1000
Isabel 2024-04-22 20:22:23 +1000
It is destroying our plant. Lets focus on green alternatives
Annie 2024-04-22 17:12:54 +1000
Joana 2024-04-22 16:54:05 +1000
Rynell 2024-04-22 16:23:56 +1000
I want to put the environment ahead of human greed.
Roseanne 2024-04-22 13:51:15 +1000
The whole planet needs more attention regarding climate change,is now at a crucial stage, and needs help to stabilise. If you can’t recognise this factyou are less than human.,
Tony 2024-04-22 13:14:55 +1000
Kuyan 2024-04-22 11:50:48 +1000
Heather ann 2024-04-22 10:49:26 +1000
Avoiding new fossil fuels will give renewables more room to grow, and grow faster. Lets do it!
Aeron 2024-04-22 10:49:11 +1000
Sue 2024-04-22 10:34:49 +1000
End the mining now!
Elizabeth 2024-04-22 09:02:15 +1000
I want to end coal and gas in Australia because I love the world and want my grandchildren to enjoy its beauty! I’m shocked the government continues to permit overseas companies to open huge new gas operations. We have to stop selling our future to these companies. We may need to make sacrifices, (shock, horror) but if we really understand and acknowledge climate change, we’ll change taxes etc to fund our country instead of selling it off for short term gain.
Ros 2024-04-22 08:01:09 +1000
We need to stop opening coal and gas projects because my home in Darwin will be unliveable when my daughter is in her 60s. We are bestowing our kids with a bleak future. We need 1.5 to stay alive. Stop fossil new fuels and phase out existing fossil fuels.
Alice 2024-04-22 01:57:31 +1000
ally 2024-04-21 22:58:14 +1000
Linda 2024-04-21 14:46:35 +1000
I want an end to the openi g of more gas and coal projects because the world’s climate is on a knife-edge to disaster. We have enough solar and wind if we properly invest in that technology
Ruth 2024-04-21 14:08:36 +1000
Jenny 2024-04-21 09:04:25 +1000