GetUp in the media

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Larissa Baldwin-Roberts on the Voice: “A mandate to say, we are a nation with a whole bunch of unfinished business ands it’s not okay to keep putting it at the bottom of the pile.”

Oct 12th 2023

How an Aboriginal ‘Voice to Parliament’ Could Be Australia’s Brexit Moment

We only get change if we change the status quo. And I believe that the referendum is one step in the right direction. But we also need to deal with a lot of the unfinished business around land rights in this country, we need to look at how to make sure that people who live in Aboriginal communities in regional and remote areas actually have access to health and housing and education. We want to see treaties.

Aug 25th 2023

The voice AMA: does voting no ‘maintain the status quo?’

With the referendum on the Indigenous voice to parliament fast approaching, the polls show the no vote leading in most states. In this episode of special Full Story series The voice ask me anything, we discuss the recycling of a Howard-era scare campaign, the misrepresentation of First Nations views on the voice, and why the no vote is on the rise.

Aug 17th 2023

Thousands of environmental and union protesters gather in Brisbane

GetUp and Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) members headed to the party's decision-making forum in South Brisbane today, in protest of climate change, the housing crisis and worker safety.

Aug 16th 2023

Yes23 group under increasing scrutiny over Indigenous Voice campaign tactics

"First Nations people make up a small but important part of the vote and campaign that is critical to engaging non-Indigenous voters that are wanting to see genuine embracing from our communities — not government bodies, the same talking heads, corporations and politicians," Ms Baldwin-Roberts said.

Jun 13th 2023

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

Widjabul Wia-bal woman and chief executive of GetUp Larissa Baldwin-Roberts says there needs to be a focus on getting more Indigenous people to participate in elections across the board, not just in prisons.

Mar 20th 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