GetUp in the media

Democratic participation is essential to getting the referendum over the line

CEO Larissa Baldwin-Roberts is interviewed by Triple J's Hack ahead of the amendments to the referendum Machinery Bill: “We cannot have a referendum that directly impacts First Nations communities, without first ensuring every eligible First Nations person can vote on it.”

Mar 21st 2023

Thousands of Australians will not be able to vote in Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum

"In federal elections, our communities are massively under-represented. So we need to talk about pulling out all stops to make sure that First Nations people can be at the polls."

Mar 20th 2023

Past Failures and Broken Trust Lead to Skepticism on the Voice

Campaign group GetUp says the realities of the past need to be acknowledged in conversations around the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum to be held later this year. GetUp CEO and Widjabul Wai-bal woman Larissa Baldwin-Roberts said it was important to be patient in discussing the Voice, as there is broken trust in government amongst Indigenous Australians.

Feb 26th 2023

AEC sees record increase in Indigenous enrolment, but more support still needed

"There is significant practical work to be done, including increasing accessibility, education, translators at the booths, election notices in communities and ensuring the AEC has a longer presence in communities."

Feb 6th 2023

In the wake of Kimberley flooding, what are the lessons being learnt?

“For decades communities have been asking for better roads, climate safe housing, and an end to fossil fuel extraction on their Country which is directly driving these disasters”

Jan 25th 2023

Widjabul Wia-bal leader of key advocacy group slams Dutton's "divisiveness and political wedges" on Voice

“This is the same old divisive Peter Dutton who boycotted the apology to the Stolen Generations, not the changed man his PR team is trying to sell voters."

Jan 11th 2023

The 2022 Charles Perkins Memorial Oration

This year’s oration was delivered by Get Up CEO Larissa Baldwin. She used her keynote address to outline the importance of dealing with the climate crisis through an Indigenous worldview.

Nov 6th 2022

New GetUp chief warns progressive critics of Indigenous voice against repeating ‘racist no campaign’ messages

Larissa Baldwin says the referendum for a voice to parliament is just a stop on the journey for Indigenous Australians

Sep 6th 2022

Activists took an artist's bust of Scott Morrison around Melb & plot twist, it was made of coal

The bust was unveiled in Melbourne on Saturday as part of a collab between Sydney-based artist Louis Pratt, political activist group GetUp and climate activism lab Rouser.

May 1st 2022

‘We need urgent action on climate change’: GetUp sets sights on Goldstein

High-profile advocacy group GetUp has earmarked the contested seat of Goldstein as its top election priority in Victoria, announcing a climate change campaign aimed at toppling Liberal incumbent MP, Tim Wilson.

Apr 27th 2022

Election 2022: GetUp will broaden its campaign

GetUp will run against the government in electorates it says have been on the “frontline of the climate crisis”, including the fire- and flood-affected NSW Labor-held seats of Macquarie, Eden-Monaro and Gilmore held on margins of 0.2 per cent, 0.8 per cent and 2.6 per cent respectively.

Apr 14th 2022

Candidates ramp up campaign in seat of Lingiari

Larissa Baldwin, Widjabul Wia-bul woman and First Nations Justice Campaigns Director, GetUp talks to ABC radio about the work that is being done to ensure Aboriginal people in remote areas have more opportunity to vote.

Apr 14th 2022