GetUp in the media

Activist group GetUp steps into NT election in six knife-edge seats as First Nations issues top agenda

ACTIVIST group GetUp will be steering voters in six NT seats to vote for candidates that put First Nations issues front and centre.

Aug 14th 2020

'Down here things look ugly': remote communities feel familiar frustration ahead of NT election

Over-policing, housing, health services and fracking are the big issues for voters disheartened by both sides of Northern Territory politics

Jul 27th 2020

'A recovery that puts people first'

A group of young Australians is demanding a government job guarantee to fight both soaring unemployment and climate change

Jul 24th 2020

Youth push to get NT mob on electoral roll

With the NT election approaching, grassroots campaigners have hit the ground to increase the numbers of electoral enrolments of remote Indigenous Territorians.

Jul 24th 2020

Gas plans under threat due to emissions reality, oversupply and public opposition

The gas industry is facing multiple challenges to its viability, including falling prices, a greater understanding of its environmental impacts and community opposition, according to a new assessment of the global gas market.

Jul 9th 2020

ABC considered a critical emergency service by Eden-Monaro voters ahead of by-election, a GetUp poll shows

More than 70 per cent of voters polled in Eden-Monaro believed the ABC was a critical service during emergencies, polling from GetUp released on Tuesday reveals.

Jun 30th 2020

Don't award 'tax dodging' companies major projects in wake of pandemic

GetUp economic fairness campaign director Ed Miller backed Senator Patrick's campaign against tax avoidance, but said spending was a tool to help with the recovery and the government should feel comfortable to run a deficit "as long as needed" to support the community.

Jun 11th 2020

433 candles: One for George Floyd, one for every Aboriginal death in custody since 1991

In honour of the 432 Indigenous people who have died in custody since the the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, 433 candles were lit in Brisbane's Musgrave park, with the extra flame representing George Floyd.

Jun 4th 2020

Conflict concerns over virus job panel

The head of the government's coronavirus coordination body Nev Power can't guarantee members of the commission won't personally benefit if their push for a gas expansion is taken up.

Jun 4th 2020

Candles spell out 'I Can't Breathe' as Queenslanders stand in solidarity with George Floyd protests

The words "I can't breathe" were spelled out with 433 candles lit by First Nations campaigners in Brisbane's Musgrave Park on Wednesday night, to show solidarity in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police last week.

Jun 3rd 2020

Climate change critical issue in Eden-Monaro byelection as six in 10 voters say more action needed by government

About the same number would more likely vote for candidate who supported local publicly funded renewable energy projects, poll finds

May 29th 2020

The government’s sudden JobKeeper windfall has many calling for the program to be extended to those left behind

The federal government’s bottom line is suddenly $60 billion better off and there’s no shortage of suggestions on how to spend it.

May 22nd 2020