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Scrap Morrison's gas subsidies

The new parliament has passed the historic climate targets legislation — with key improvements that GetUp members helped get over the line.

This is an important first step to reduce climate pollution. And now, ahead of the October budget, we need to ensure the Albanese Government does not fund fossil fuel projects that would undermine the new legislated targets. Will you add your name to the petition?
After thousands of GetUp members wrote to their representatives, the Albanese Government agreed to support amendments to increase accountability and transparency, with the climate pollution targets of 43% reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050 now law.

But in their final months, the Morrison Government promised up to $2 billion of new public funds to gas corporations1 — including to frack the Northern Territory and steamroll Traditional Owners' consent.

This is out of step with the new climate targets law. So right now, as the Albanese Government reviews its spending ahead of the October budget, we have the opportunity to raise the alarm about these rogue funds, and call on the government to reverse them.

Will you add your quick signature calling on the Albanese Government to reverse Morrison's gas subsidies in the October budget?
In the wake of the Morrison Government's shameful $50 million for frackers in the 2021 budget, our movement raised enough funds to send Elders and their families from their remote communities of Ngukurr, Minyerri, and Borroloola all the way to Canberra.

With the help of GetUp members like you, Traditional Owners met with representatives from across the political divide – telling their stories and vision for the future.

In those meetings, they demanded an inquiry into the use of public funds for fracking corporations – and they won. That inquiry is ongoing right now, and has already provided much needed scrutiny on the disastrous fracking industry.

Now, with the climate bill creating legislation that makes fossil fuel subsidies out of step, we can end this wasteful use of public money once and for all.

That means a full scale review of Morrison's $2 billion in subsidies, and no new subsidies in the October budget. Sign the petition now!


[1] Greens in 'powerful position' on climate as Labor faces scrutiny over Coalition's 'gas-fired recovery' projects, The Guardian, 2 August 2022.


To the the Hon. Dr Jim Chalmers MP, Treasurer, and the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, Climate Change and Energy Minister,

We commend you on passing the historic climate targets bill.

Given your government's commitment to take stronger climate action, we urge you to review all fossil fuel subsidies made during the Coalition Government's term, and commit to no new fossil fuel subsidies in the October 2022 Budget.

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