This report is the product of hundreds of conversations with people in communities across Australia, thousands of submissions to the government’s National Gas Infrastructure Plan (NGIP), and online surveys.
It’s clear that Australians do not want their tax contributions handed to oil and gas companies. There are significant concerns that these companies intend to export the majority of gas extracted, pay little or no tax, and make it all but impossible to meet the global goal of keeping warming to well below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Our consultation has shown that Australians have a vision of an economic recovery that is substantially different to the Government’s current policies. Analysis of surveys and submissions to the NGIP showed that the most popular ideas for public spending to support economic recovery were: renewable energy; environment and climate adaptation; education; and housing.
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