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Together, we made Morrison's racist voter ID bill more controversial and harder to pass than he ever anticipated.

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Inspired? Next Wednesday 8 December at 6:30pm (AEDT), GetUp is holding an online event to reflect on our biggest campaign moments of 2021. But also to discuss what is to come in the 2022 Federal Election.

  • What: An online event where GetUp staff and members recap big campaign moments of 2021 and preview what's to come in the 2022 Federal Election.
  • When: 6:30pm (AEDT) Wednesday 8 December 2021.
  • Where: Online via Crowdcast! All you need to do is register via this link or the button below! Simply add your email and then you'll be prompted to add another couple of details to confirm your spot.
RSVP to GetUp's End of Year event!
At this special GetUp member event, you'll join GetUp staff and members to recap the biggest campaign moments of 2021 and hear our vision for 2022.

You will hear from:
  • Paul Oosting: GetUp National Director and Election Co-Director on the year that was;
  • Larissa Baldwin: GetUp First Nations Justice Campaign Director and Election Co-Director, about our powerful election story; and
  • Caitlin Gordon-King: GetUp Organising Co-Director on the next steps to getting involved.

With the 2022 Federal Election speeding towards us, we have an opportunity to hold Morrison to account and win commitments on the issues that matter. And it starts now. You're invited to join online to recap GetUp's big campaign moments of 2021 and discuss how we'll be working together to change the story this Federal Election.

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In recent weeks GetUp members and civil society groups sprung into action to oppose Morrison's racist and undemocratic voter ID bill. Here's what we achieved:

Over 61,000 people signed a petition demanding politicians oppose any changes to our electoral system that would undermine voter rights.

Over 31,000 GetUp members clicked through to fill in Jacqui Lambie's public poll demanding she oppose the bill, with another almost 4,000 GetUp members flooding the inboxes of every MP across the country to do the same.
Image of GetUp's full page advertisement in The Sydney Morning Herald on voter ID GetUp members funded a national ad blitz asking senators to vote "NO" on the Voter ID bill in national newspapers, Canberra billboards, and across social media.

A massive stunt on the lawns of Parliament where politicians and journalists were invited to a Defend Democracy sausage sizzle. GetUp's National Director, First Nations Justice Campaign Director and GetUp members stood together to blast Morrison's bill, demanding Parliament block the legislation and safeguard access to the polls come next election day.GetUp's First Nations Justice Campaign Director in front of a billboard on voter ID
This extraordinary wave of public pressure did not go unheard. The ALP's commitment to opposing the bill only intensified, with them announcing just after GetUp's stunt that their first act in office – if successful at the next election – would be to repeal any voter ID bill that passes Parliament.1
Image of Senators with GetUp staff and members outside of Parliament House.
Senator Stirling Griff – who initially signalled he would support the bill – steadily moved away, saying he would demand an inquiry before any vote on the bill.2 And Jacqui Lambie – a key deciding vote in the Senate – came out this week confirming she would oppose Morrison's voter ID bill!3

Our tactics worked – but there is no denying the outcome was less than ideal, with the Opposition and Morrison Government trading support for a bill that undermines democracy.

But we want representatives who listen and work to make our lives better, not horse trade our rights to democratic participation behind closed doors. That's why this election, we'll be working together to build the politics we want to see – where people look out for one another, where communities are represented, and where people aren't left behind.
[1] Repealing voter ID law will be first act of Albanese government, AFR, 23 November 2021.
[2] Labor backs bill forcing charities to reveal donors in deal with government for dropping voter ID laws, The Guardian, 1 December 2021.
[3] See reference 1.