Current Campaign Actions
Refugees & asylum seekers
|As seen on The Project - the government may have put Australia's detention centres offshore and out of sight, but that doesn't mean that these detainees are out of our mind. For the first time, hear the first-hand stories of children Manus' forgotten children. Click here to see the TV ads that have been created using real drawings done by children detained on Manus Island, and excerpts from real phone interviews with asylum seekers currently in detention - and help their message get out by chipping in to put this ad on the air.|
|Current superannuation tax concessions mean too much government money ends up in the hands of the richest Australians, while those who need it most are missing out. The fifteen billion dollars in super tax concessions given to the richest 10% of Australians is enough to fully fund all recommendations from the Gonski Report, implement the NDIS - projects that benefit ALL Australians - and still have change left over. Click here to read more, watch the campaign video and sign the petition for more equitable super.|
End Victim Blaming
| "Was it in any way your fault?"
"You weren't provocative?"
"Are you unattractive?"
"My God they were having a good time with you."
If talkback host John Laws thought he was going to get away with making these statements on-air to a sexual abuse survivor, he was wrong. In partnership with the legends Destroy the Joint, GetUp has launched a new campaign calling for an end of this culture of victim blaming. Click here to read more and join the campaign.
|Have you seen the marriage equality lovestory? Millions watched it and shared with their friends and family, helping to spread the word worldwide. Now let's make sure Australia puts marriage equality into law. Do more for the cause by signing this petition and a copy will be sent, signed and delivered straight to your MP.|
No Hunting in NSW National Parks
|Would you be comfortable bushwalking or camping in NSW's beloved National Parks knowing that amateur hunters were out there with guns? Would you bring the kids? Check out the ad that GetUp members put in the Sun Herald in February, urging Barry O'Farrell not to let the Shooters & Fishers party call the shots.|
Protect the Great Barrier Reef
|Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat and being damaged by massive new export facilites being built by the coal and coal seam gas (CSG) industries? Check out this video to find out more. Over 120,000 Australians have signed a petition to Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke calling on him to take real action to save the Reef. Please join the movement to save the Reef by signing this petition, or sharing this video from a scientist revealing that our Reef is at serious risk.|
Stop Coal Seam Gas Mining
|What do Australian farmlands, healthy families and drinking water all have in common? They're all under threat from unregulated coal seam gas mining. GetUp members from NSW and QLD have bravely shared their story of what it's like to live in a community affected by CSG mining -- click here to watch the video. Keep up to date with the campaign by signing the petition to make sure Australia doesn't risk coal seam gas.|
Save the Tarkine
|It's a landscape stretching from wind swept dunes and a rugged coastline which was once frequented by the Tarkininer people and other Aboriginal groups, through to the mountain ranges shrouded in rainforest, cut through by wild rivers. It's home to the last healthy Tasmanian devils and other endangered species like the giant freshwater lobsters. The Tarkine evokes an atavistic sense of Australia, how it has evolved over more the 40 millions years. But the area is under imminent threat, miners have plans for huge short-term open cut mines in the heart of the area. -- Send Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke a message to let him know you don't supporting mining the Tarkine.|