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About Us


Vision

GetUp is working towards a thriving democracy in Australia led by the values and hopes of everyday people. We envisage a Fair, Flourishing and Just Australia.

Mission

GetUp gives everyday Australians the chance to make extraordinary impact – online, across the airwaves, and in the streets.

GetUp is a powerful campaigning community. By combining the sheer power of a million members, movement partners and a central team of expert strategists, we do what it takes to get things done.

Our work is driven by our values, not party politics. GetUp is, and always has been, an independent organisation. GetUp members come from every walk of life and around a shared belief in fairness, compassion and courage. We campaign on issues that our members care about in the fields of Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Economic Fairness and Democracy.

GetUp is about making change, not just making noise. Everything we do is guided by carefully crafted strategies designed to win. Sometimes that means we gather in raucous protest, other times that means partnering with policy experts to develop new solutions, or we exercise our consumer power, and everything in between.

We're all in!

Photo: GetUp members in Victoria

Join the GetUp movement

Today, there are countless ways to voice your opinion. But how do you make sure politicians are listening to you?

GetUp focuses and amplifies your voice alongside a million others, so that you don't just get heard, you make a real difference.

You choose the issues you want to work on. We provide the strategy and opportunities to make the biggest impact. Together, we're building a more fair, flourishing, and just Australia.


GetUp Supporters

We are driven by our values, not politics. GetUp relies on the financial support of members who fund specific campaigns, or give a small amount each week. When you support GetUp, you're not funding political noise. You're powering a million-strong, strategically savvy movement that makes real change happen.

We have a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests and winning. From making sure hundreds of thousands more people are able to vote in elections, to successfully blocking construction of major coal mines which threaten the Great Barrier Reef, to helping more than fourteen thousand people switch to Better Power or securing billions of dollars in new funding for mental health - we do what it takes to get things done.

Every dollar you donate to GetUp is used to build a more fair, flourishing, and just Australia. A contribution to GetUp is an investment in extraordinary impact.

Sydney office staff photo 2016

Photo: The GetUp Strategy Team

Paul Oosting, National Director

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Paul Oosting is the National Director of GetUp, a 1 million strong member-driven organisation that has campaigned for progressive policy in Australia for a decade. Paul has been with GetUp since 2012, driving campaigns on renewable energy, consumer power and the Great Barrier Reef. He has ushered in a raft of innovative campaign tactics, most notably the Better Power campaign, which empowers GetUp members to reshape the energy market. Before joining GetUp, Paul led the successful campaign to stop Gunns' proposed pulp mill in Tasmania. The campaign resulted in the protection of over 160,000 hectares of Tasmania's ancient forests.

Follow him on Facebook: facebook.com/oosting.paul and Twitter: @pauloosting.

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