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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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Erin 2020-10-25 14:56:42 +1100
Angelique 2020-10-25 14:07:54 +1100
jo 2020-10-25 14:00:38 +1100
We will get there.
Rose 2020-10-25 13:38:14 +1100
Ben 2020-10-25 13:20:45 +1100
Clean means clean not fossil. Since we are desperately running out of time to change the trajectory of climate change which will devastate the future of next generations’ jobs, liveability, health and welfare, we need be as clean as possible. There are jobs and economic recovery opportunities in renewables. We need to turn the ship around now. Please help me protect my taxes from going into fossil fuels.
Helen 2020-10-25 09:15:48 +1100
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Neil 2020-10-24 18:51:32 +1100
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Will 2020-10-24 14:47:27 +1100
Please help conserve our planet for all species and the long term future, thank you
Andrew 2020-10-24 14:36:10 +1100
Robyn 2020-10-24 11:50:57 +1100
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Allison 2020-10-24 10:54:41 +1100
Charli 2020-10-24 10:12:31 +1100
helen 2020-10-24 10:02:49 +1100
Rupert 2020-10-24 09:07:26 +1100
please wake up to what is happening to our world. make Australia a country we can be proud of. At the moment all I feel is shame, to live in a country with a government who has no regard for the impact of climate change. we could be leaders of the world. instead we are almost the bottom of the heap.
Wendy 2020-10-24 07:47:29 +1100
Essential we prioritise renewables and energy efficiency and avoid producing & exporting more gas
Neil 2020-10-24 04:23:47 +1100
what hope is there if our leaders dont lead by example….
Chris 2020-10-23 22:07:42 +1100
Jason 2020-10-23 21:46:59 +1100
We are in a climate emergency. As UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said “We are in a deep climate hole, and to get out, we must first stop digging”. Backing gas is digging us into a deeper climate hole.

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George 2020-10-23 21:31:04 +1100
Ricardo 2020-10-23 19:59:49 +1100
If the market cannot deliver gas, we should not be subsidizing it. We should be putting money into future energy including upgrading the grid to manage more renewable energy and if prices rise in the short term, they will be lower in the longer term while the danger to the climate will also be reduced and more jobs created
Michael 2020-10-23 19:49:01 +1100
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