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Tell the government: Stop paying their petrol bill!

To PM Gillard and Treasurer Swan:

As Australian citizens concerned by the dangerous wild weather in our country, we call on you to strike mining companies from the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme, saving $1.7 billion annually and limiting Australia's carbon pollution. Australia should be leading the world in clean energy and combating climate change, not paying the polluters who profit from planetary destruction.  

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Just this January, deadly floods have devastated Queensland and we’ve had to add a new colour to the weather map as parts of Australia broke records reaching nearly 50 degrees. This could be the new normal, but the election has just been called and we have a chance to push our government to do much more to combat climate change.

It seems crazy, but taxpayers in Australia pay $1.7 billion every single year to fuel mega-mining machines.
These gas guzzling trucks, diggers and bulldozers fry the planet. If we can close this huge loophole, we will save mountains of money and could force the richest companies in Australia to be more efficient with their fuel.

Let’s end their fuel free ride. Treasurer Wayne Swan can strike this line from our national budget -- sign the urgent petition below to urge him to act, then forward this email to everyone. When we reach 100,000 signers, Avaaz will set up a mining truck installation outside Parliament House to deliver our call to Swan's front door.
Posted: 30 January 2013

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