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Our state and federal governments hand over $22,000 every minute in public money to the polluting coal and gas industries, which are fuelling climate impacts like more extreme floods, fires and droughts.

Wherever Australian coal and gas are burned, it damages our climate and impacts communities here and around the world. We cannot afford to keep squandering public money on digging, expanding, exporting and burning coal and gas.

Let's urge the Albanese Government to end public money for fossil fuels and slash climate pollution. Add your name to the petition.

Petition demands

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

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.

Last financial year government subsidies for fossil fuels cost Australians $11.6 billion. In the same period, climate-fuelled floods devastated communities and wildlife in Queensland and New South Wales.

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

I want Australia to end coal and gas mining and exports to stop the out of control temperature rises and all that entails for food production, nature and people in future.
Marilyn 2023-01-29 21:42:53 +1100
Please do not allow and new coal and gas development projects to start. We have to phase them our replacing with renwables.
Jacqui 2023-01-25 21:17:16 +1100
I want Australia to end coal and gas production because its becoming clear that we are fast approaching the 1.5 degrees increase in global tempreatures. The International Energy Agency stated NO NEW OIL AND GAS projects if we are to have a habitable plane in the future.
Anna 2023-01-25 21:10:17 +1100
Jann 2023-01-25 20:53:20 +1100
I want less fossil fuels so there is less impact on the environment and climate. Simple really.
Michael 2023-01-20 19:25:23 +1100
Brian 2023-01-20 17:44:59 +1100
Orla 2023-01-20 16:17:26 +1100
Lucinda 2023-01-20 15:28:03 +1100
Ruby 2023-01-20 15:18:05 +1100
I want Australia to end the use of coal & gas because it is wrecking the climate that we all humans & animals depend on for survival.
Paul 2023-01-20 02:17:59 +1100
Miles 2023-01-19 15:35:00 +1100
Adam 2023-01-18 14:46:23 +1100
I want to end Aus coal and gas because it’s destroying our environment, cultural artifacts, and contributing directly to climate change which is causing huge devastation from floods, fires, etc which not only destroys lives but destroys the economy.
Niki 2023-01-17 17:51:55 +1100
Rachael 2023-01-14 06:30:47 +1100
Marjory 2023-01-13 16:03:38 +1100
Clare 2023-01-12 23:00:21 +1100
Stop it because it’s stupid, greedy, suicidal, and anyway what right have these money hungry fools got, to use up all these irrelaceable resources for idiotic wastefulness so there’s none left for the future?
Kathy 2023-01-11 23:05:06 +1100
Anna 2023-01-11 21:58:42 +1100
Brian 2023-01-11 20:27:40 +1100
Matt 2023-01-11 18:27:25 +1100
Coal, gas and petroleum are all toxic, filthy industries that have always been a grave mistake. Once we could claim ignorance. Not now. We know the effects are detrimental to all life.
Paul 2023-01-11 00:07:50 +1100
I’ve lived off grid, on solar and hydro power, for 40 years. I know we don’t have to mine coal to maintain comfortable lives and if we don’t cease mining right now, the future of all our families is going to be extremely uncomfortable
Megan 2023-01-10 11:44:45 +1100
Jane 2023-01-10 08:35:01 +1100
Tamara 2023-01-09 23:35:31 +1100
to go on approving new projects and financially supporting coal and gas exploration is madness, when the impacts of climate change are already costing us many billions.
Angela 2023-01-09 15:18:14 +1100
Maurice 2023-01-09 15:05:08 +1100
Rastko 2023-01-09 14:21:22 +1100
I want Australia to end coal and gas because you cannot live on a dead planet…
Bruce 2023-01-09 08:43:18 +1100
Rommel 2023-01-08 19:29:15 +1100
Inika 2023-01-08 19:07:52 +1100