GetUp in the media

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

The multi-racial grassroots group launching a new assault on Kevin Andrews

They are the multi-racial rabble rousers who hope to topple Kevin Andrews. A grassroots group called Colour Code is targeting Mr Andrews, the Morrison government’s longest-serving MP, seeking to convince the large Asian-Australian community in his seat of Menzies to vote him out.

May 7th 2019

Inside GetUp's Ambitious Campaign To Crush Dutton And The Liberal Right

There's 151 seats up for grabs on May 18, but progressive campaigners GetUp are focusing on just six.

May 6th 2019

The political force that terrifies the Liberal Party

It’s been called “the most powerful political organisation in Australia” with 10 times the membership of the Labor and Liberal parties combined, so it’s no wonder politicians are running scared at the sight of GetUp’s distinctive orange T-shirts.

May 4th 2019

An activist group harnesses Australians’ political disillusionment

GetUp! is giving politicians who ignore climate change a run for their money

May 2nd 2019