GetUp in the media

28,000 sign petition to shut down Melbourne neo Nazi concert

The Victorian Government says it has limited power to stop a neo-Nazi concert from happening at a secret location in Melbourne this weekend.

Oct 8th 2019

Power of Country tour in Sydney

Last week Traditional Owners from the Northern Territory travelled over 3000km to Sydney to speak up against Origin Energy's dirty and dangerous plans for fracking on their country. fracking of the territory.

Sep 5th 2019

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched a new assault on the campaigning group GetUp. At the Liberal Party’s state conference in Adelaide, he said GetUp needed to be “accountable for what they say and do”.

Aug 20th 2019

Ousting of Abbott 'a big achievement', GetUp says

Both sides of politics have criticised lobby group GetUp over its multi-million dollar campaign to unseat what it called "hard right" politicians in electorates like Dickson, Kooyong and Boothby.

May 21st 2019

Independent MP Zali Steggall admits GetUp! did good job of raising climate change awareness

Independent MP Zali Steggall has acknowledged the role of lobby group GetUp! in raising climate change awareness amid her election battle with ex-prime minister Tony Abbott

May 20th 2019

GetUp!‘s brand of in-your-face activism is winning elections – and making enemies

It can be hard for a political cause to get noticed in a jaded world awash with information, but conspiracy theories can go a long way.

May 17th 2019

The Puppeteers Heading to the Polls

Politicians hate them. The media loves them. And come Saturday, they’ll be meeting voters at polling booths all over the country. Here’s how the gargoyle-like papier-mâché caricatures of Australia’s politicians come to life.

May 16th 2019

Warringah voters have made up their minds

Two things stood out after trailing a GetUp! volunteer doorknock in the calm, leafy streets of Mosman this week.

May 16th 2019

Why GetUp is more transparent than the major political parties

The only reason people are picking at GetUp's accounts like vultures is that its accounts are actually public.

May 16th 2019

A feral left that doesn’t play nice, or fighting for our future? GetUp on the campaign trail

Activism is not just manning the barricades, it’s also wandering around brightly lit strip malls in outer suburban electorates wearing an enormous papier-mache Peter Dutton head, urging people to vote for candidates with the best climate policies.

May 14th 2019

GetUp bring horse and cart to Manly in ongoing battle against Warringah MP Tony Abbott

A horse and cart carrying a larger than life Tony Abbott character clad in colonial dress in travelling around Warringah today in the latest stunt from campaign group GetUp.

May 13th 2019

GetUp offshoot targets crucial ethnic vote

GetUp subgroup Colour Code today launched its federal election campaign, urging immigrant and First Nations communities to vote against the Coalition, “to deliver an electoral penalty” for “supporting extremist anti-migrant groups”.

May 8th 2019