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The Morrison Government plans to weaken our brightest renewable funds – the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – to let them splash cash into fossil fuels

Investors won’t back gas – neither should Australian taxpayers.

Independent and Centre Alliance representatives in our Parliament are powerful voices for public policy in the public interest. They can do a great job in holding the Government accountable. 

Their voices and their votes will be critical in the next three months as we work to keep our brightest renewable energy funds clean – and stop the Coalition giving public money to their mates in gas!

We call on Independent MPs Helen Haines, Zali Steggall, Andrew Wilkie and Rebecca Sharkie (Centre Alliance), and crossbench Senators Jacqui Lambie, Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff (Centre Alliance) to use their voices and votes and stand up for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation by:

  • Keep our clean energy agencies clean – don’t change their remit to support fossil fuels.
  • Maintain their independence – don’t give the Minister powers to override investment decisions of the independent board
  • Retain the requirement to deliver a return on investment to Australians – investors won’t back gas, and neither should taxpayers.

Let’s encourage Independents in the House of Representatives to use their voices to speak up for the public interest, as they have on so many important issues.

And let’s encourage Independents in the Senate to use their votes to protect our clean energy funds, as they have in the past.


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Latest Supporters

Alana 2020-09-18 17:07:47 +1000
Please stand up and reflect my personal wishes to do what the scientists advise to prevent further climate damage to our planet. As a representative of the people Do not bow to those who are only interested in immediate profit To prop up the gas industry with my hard earned taxes, against my wishes, borders on A criminal act I will not vote for the liberal govt
Ali 2020-09-18 17:07:47 +1000
Heather 2020-09-18 17:07:46 +1000
Sophie 2020-09-18 17:07:42 +1000
Amy 2020-09-18 17:07:39 +1000
Simon 2020-09-18 17:07:36 +1000
Pia 2020-09-18 17:07:36 +1000
I cannot believe how stupid is this decision. Please do not spend this money on gas. It pollutes our ground water and out environment. Please superannuation boards remove investment from any fossil fuel plans. Members of Parliament please listen to the majority your constituents, eg the children who have to live through the destruction that we are laying on them. Please invest in new technologies not damaging old technologies. I will beg if necessary.
Mary 2020-09-18 17:07:35 +1000
David 2020-09-18 17:07:33 +1000
The rest of the world is divesting from fossil fuels. Why is Australia proposing to give massive financial support
Gary 2020-09-18 17:07:33 +1000
Helen 2020-09-18 17:07:32 +1000
Morrison’s policy is insane. It is based on ideology not science. Thank God for Zali! We must stop this policy.
Joan 2020-09-18 17:07:31 +1000
Gavin 2020-09-18 17:07:30 +1000
Alison 2020-09-18 17:07:29 +1000
Kaye 2020-09-18 17:07:29 +1000
Ian 2020-09-18 17:07:28 +1000
Our tax payer money is not to be used to prop up gas, it is a fossil fuel.
ARENA is for renewable energy sources and gas is not renewable.
Sally 2020-09-18 17:07:28 +1000
Patrick 2020-09-18 17:07:25 +1000
Diet 2020-09-18 17:07:22 +1000
Knut 2020-09-18 17:07:20 +1000
Frances 2020-09-18 17:07:17 +1000
When are we going to be responsible for climate change?
Susan 2020-09-18 17:07:14 +1000
Trish 2020-09-18 17:07:07 +1000
Joe 2020-09-18 17:07:05 +1000
Patricia 2020-09-18 17:07:00 +1000
Janice 2020-09-18 17:07:00 +1000
Duncan 2020-09-18 17:06:57 +1000
Jorgen 2020-09-18 17:06:56 +1000
I object in the strongest terms to the corrupt influence the fossil fuel lobby has over our government and as a result, the appalling barriers placed in front of the development of renewable energy sources. Leave the fossil fuels in the ground, do not squander our money on a dying fossil fuel industry and leave a future for our kids.
Murray 2020-09-18 17:06:53 +1000
Judy 2020-09-18 17:06:49 +1000