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This month’s federal budget is the Albanese Government's first big chance to stop splurging our public money on the industries damaging our climate.

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

Wherever Australian coal and gas is 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

Brian 2022-12-05 19:44:25 +1100
Anne 2022-12-04 13:36:59 +1100
Geoff 2022-12-04 06:59:16 +1100
Stephen 2022-12-01 17:57:33 +1100
Fuck off coal and gas
Amy 2022-12-01 02:29:50 +1100
We must do our part to save nature and people in need
Theo 2022-11-30 18:44:12 +1100
High time for Australia to show global leadership on this issue. What are we waiting for?
Simone 2022-11-30 16:46:24 +1100
Steve 2022-11-29 15:35:43 +1100
Areebah 2022-11-28 15:27:15 +1100
This is such a no-brainer. The government has committed to reducing emissions because that is good for Australians’ health and our economy. Let’s do the same for other nations. Help them transition instead of killing themselves and their habitat with our coal and gas.
Chilla 2022-11-28 11:30:43 +1100
Steven 2022-11-26 09:59:21 +1100
Erin 2022-11-26 08:56:46 +1100
Rapid transition to carbon neutrality is a top government priority
Elihxa 2022-11-25 14:33:44 +1100
Wendy 2022-11-24 15:25:04 +1100
Charmian 2022-11-24 12:14:35 +1100
Megan 2022-11-24 04:16:17 +1100
Socially responsible Governance is always necessary and the current state of our climate shows that this need has not been met by past and present Governments. I don’t expect you will change. But you could you could be great but I expect more shortsighted mediocrity. You are disappointing
Louise 2022-11-23 20:46:40 +1100
I want Australia to stop exploring for and developing all coal, oil and natural gas deposits because the exploration and production creates greenhouse gases and burning the fossil fuels produced creates even more greenhouse gases! Our carbon budget is almost gone and we still have not reduced our emissions!
Adrian 2022-11-23 15:48:40 +1100
Let’s do all we can to save our beautiful planet for future generations to come
Sarah 2022-11-23 14:01:37 +1100
Burning coal is the top reason we have a climate crisi. We need to stop digging expecting and therefore burning coal first up to stop biodiversity and environmental breakdown
Malcolm 2022-11-22 15:58:06 +1100
I want Australia and NZ to end coal and gas and oil exploration and use for energy as the Earth is in a perilous state. The survival of our children and our grandchildren is at grave risk. Any government that does not act on this imperative is not worthy of governance.
Alan 2022-11-22 14:06:24 +1100
Claire 2022-11-22 10:43:47 +1100
Dhanya 2022-11-22 09:51:01 +1100
Wilbur 2022-11-21 22:11:43 +1100
Climate change from pollution and land clearing is causing our wildlife to become extinct. We need to stop of this Now! Our lives and our wildlife’s lives matter more than the money you are making. I want my Grandchildren and great grandchildren to have a clean environment and I want wildlife to flourish and live safely.
Susanne 2022-11-21 20:25:42 +1100
Wherever Australian coal and gas is 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.
Brenda 2022-11-21 17:40:34 +1100
Gus 2022-11-20 17:12:20 +1100
Leo 2022-11-20 11:19:51 +1100
Eileen 2022-11-19 18:51:52 +1100
Subsidising the fossil fuel industry is insanity. It points heavily to greed, corruption and psychopathy.
Steve 2022-11-17 13:19:45 +1100