To the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment,
Submission to Hunter Power Project (Kurri Kurri Power Station) 350.org Australia is a registered charity, and our charitable purpose is to inform and educate the general public about climate change and its impact on the natural environment, and encourage research into climate change.
Exposing the Covid-19 commission
From the first days of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that the fossil fuel lobby was running a concerted campaign to exploit the global health crisis to further its agenda.
In March 2020, the Government appointed a so-called ‘Covid Commission’ that was stacked with fossil fuel company executives and gas “kingmakers” whose vision for Australia was for more pipelines and fracking wells.
The Federal Government has just released their National Gas Infrastructure Plan – and it’s full of hand outs for oil and gas companies. We’ve been tracking their spending announcements, and today’s plan brings the total up to $903 million 🤯 of direct and indirect handouts for oil and gas companies – and we haven’t even seen the final budget yet.
May 7 2021:
With the release of the interim National Gas Infrastructure Plan (NGIP) today, the Morrison government’s total gas spending – both direct and indirect – totals between $509,450,000 and $903,210,000.
In September 2020, after stacking the controversial National Covid-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) with gas executives, the Morrison government began announcing major public subsidies for the gas industry.