Successes | 9th Sep, 2013

Slashed $4.1 billion in fossil fuel subsidies from federal budgets

In the lead up to the federal budget we forged an alliance of 84 of Australia’s leading environment and community groups to highlight over $10 billion in wasteful fossil fuel subsidies handed out to big polluters every year. After actions outside dozens of MPs’ offices and petrol stations nationwide and over 8000 messages sent to local MPs, the budget included a cut of $1.1 billion in handouts to mining companies and two months later we had another win with $3 billion knocked off compensation to Australia’s dirtiest coal generators.