GetUp in the media

What is GetUp and will it sway Australia's federal election?

The left-leaning advocacy group wants to take down the federal government's most prominent conservatives.

Apr 27th 2019

Inside the GetUp! election machine

The progressive group is gearing up to spend its $12.7 million war chest on unseating six key members of the Coalition’s hard right and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. By Mike Seccombe.

Apr 20th 2019

'Our approach is to remove the hard right': GetUp raises $12m in effort to oust conservatives

A flood of money has lifted activist group GetUp to a new peak of $12.5 million in annual donations as it puts pressure on election candidates to declare their policy positions in order to gain its support on polling day.

Apr 15th 2019

GetUp throw Tony Abbott party at his Manly office

GetUp — a left-wing lobby group — staged a lively “retirement party” for Tony Abbott outside his constituency office this morning.

Mar 26th 2019

Sixty per cent of voters support medevac bill, GetUp poll finds

Almost 60% of voters support the recently passed medevac bill to more easily get critically ill people access to medical care, a new poll has revealed.

Feb 24th 2019

Activists GetUp ruled independent of parties by Electoral Commission

An Australian Electoral Commission investigation has cleared GetUp of having ties to any particular political party or parties at the 2016 federal election.

Feb 18th 2019

GetUp survey identifies Peter Dutton as Australia’s most unwanted hard-right politician

Australia’s most unpopular hard-right politician has been identified as Peter Dutton by a GetUp survey of almost 30,000 people.

Jan 17th 2019

GetUp's 'hard right' hitlist for federal election revealed

GetUp is asking the public to nominate which conservative Coalition MPs are “the worst of a bad bunch” to help it prioritise targets for the federal election.

Jan 8th 2019

Should every Australian be offered a government-funded job?

The radical idea of offering every person a government-funded job is finding new supporters in Australia as proponents claim it could eliminate unemployment overnight.

Nov 21st 2018

Victoria votes: community groups demand an end to race-baiting in politics

Victorian Aboriginal community organisations have joined a coalition of advocacy groups demanding an end to racism in politics.

Nov 16th 2018

The person with the most to fear from the Liberal Party's Wentworth debacle is Tony Abbott

Sydney's harbourside residents have taken to the Liberal Party with baseball bats – and they may not be finished.

Oct 21st 2018

Wentworth becomes test bed for how federal election will treat climate change

Young people in colourful T-shirts bearing slogans of Stop Adani, and members of Renew and other green groups, have been fanning out across Sydney’s eastern suburbs to knock on as many doors as possible – not for any particular candidate, but for a specific cause.

Oct 19th 2018