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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.

The Albanese Goverment has just approved a new coal mine until 2077.

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 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.

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

Caitlyn 2023-09-28 01:23:12 +1000
I want australia to end fossil fuel industries and gas projects because it is affecting our environment and destroying our Australian nature
Erin 2023-09-27 23:23:40 +1000
Joanne 2023-09-27 22:50:03 +1000
Stop supporting industries contributing to climate change. Stop supporting the immoral inequality its effects are having on human society, in addition to the irresponsible destruction it is causing to animals and plants. Start supporting measures to stop the damage these industries cause, to repair our planet, and ensure greater equality for those who share its resources.
Angela 2023-09-27 19:14:04 +1000
I’m literally not having kids unless we begin to fix climate change. I just can’t do it knowing my kids would grow up just to suffer.
Sinead 2023-09-27 12:20:40 +1000
Hannah 2023-09-27 11:02:47 +1000
Tom 2023-09-24 20:58:25 +1000
We are in a climate emergency and now is the time to act even though the journey to decarbonise our economy should have begun decades ago when we knew the risks to life on earth. But it is still not too late to try to protect our children’s future lives.
Jacqueline 2023-09-24 11:35:50 +1000
Erik 2023-09-23 07:31:36 +1000
Peter 2023-09-22 16:22:37 +1000
we only have one planet. the use of coal will destroy it
Abby 2023-09-21 02:27:07 +1000
it’s destroying the planet’s climate that suits our needs.
Leonie 2023-09-20 18:30:29 +1000
Peter 2023-09-20 16:34:18 +1000
Bruce 2023-09-20 15:17:34 +1000
Sylvia 2023-09-20 07:02:09 +1000
I want to end coal and gas in Australia because it’s essential to preserve our stunning natural wonders, like the Great Barrier Reef, pristine rainforests, and unique wildlife. Fossil fuel extraction and emissions threaten these treasures, and transitioning to clean energy is vital for their protection.
Angus 2023-09-19 15:38:55 +1000
We need to look at alternative energy sources and making batteries for solar cheaper. We are running out of fossil fuels – mining for it and killing our wildlife along the way is mindless, stupid greedy and wrong.
Fiona 2023-09-19 12:23:24 +1000
The world is at crisis point. Australia must stop being the world’s biggest climate criminal and invest heavily in renewables – it creates so many more jobs and more importantly, hope for the future.
Christine 2023-09-18 17:18:20 +1000
fossil fuels are the biggest impactors / drivers of climate change and they are the most urgent thing to stop now, globally. Governmnets all over the world need to call a Climate Emergency in their country, and work now to change our planet’s energy needs together.
Bernadette 2023-09-18 13:46:17 +1000
The future is GREEN!
Despina 2023-09-18 11:42:55 +1000
I want a limit to gas and coal because I want a liveable planet.
Maureen 2023-09-18 00:07:09 +1000
Climate change is on track to blight the future for our children and grandchildren. I am ashamed my nation is still allowing new fossil fuel projects to increase the risks to them.
Jackie 2023-09-17 20:01:39 +1000
toby 2023-09-17 08:33:22 +1000
Meg 2023-09-15 19:30:40 +1000
Wendy 2023-09-15 19:05:45 +1000
Australia is a global laggard when it comes to phasing out fossil fuel emissions sector. If not now, then when?
Hameer 2023-09-15 00:15:33 +1000
Robin 2023-09-13 12:55:21 +1000
Jack 2023-09-10 17:57:13 +1000
Chelsea 2023-09-09 17:01:58 +1000
Evan 2023-09-09 16:21:37 +1000