GetUp in the media

ACCI solicits campaign tips from GetUp chair

The chairman of GetUp, whose organisation lobbied against company tax cuts, has been hosted by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to teach it how the left-wing activist group achieves “campaign cut-through”.

Sep 20th 2018

Why Morrison should swap his lump of coal for a solar panel

Australia’s wholesale electricity prices are forecast to almost halve in the next four years – not because lower energy costs are on top of the new Morrison government’s agenda, and not because of the promise of coal, but thanks to the growing supply from cheap, renewable energy in the national mix.

Aug 30th 2018

Renewables jobs at risk unless emissions reduction target ramped up

Activist groups are intensifying efforts to persuade Australia’s states and territories to demand the 26% emissions reduction target in the national energy guarantee be ramped up, with new analysis suggesting jobs in renewable energy will be lost.

Jul 25th 2018

Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee

The Queensland and Victorian governments will be hit with a new television advertising campaign in an effort to persuade them to torpedo the national energy guarantee at a critical meeting in early August.

Jul 13th 2018

Liberals accused of 'racist dog whistling' over anti-gangs flyer

A Liberal Party flyer that claims that “only the Liberals will stop gangs hunting in packs” has been condemned by human rights activists as a case of racist dog-whistling.

Jul 13th 2018

GetUp! makes Adani’s demise its major goal for 2018

GetUp! has prioritised shutting down the Adani coal mine in Queensland as the No.1 objective for 2018 and elevated “evacuation” of asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru.

Apr 1st 2018

GetUp steps up fight against foreign donation ban

GetUp! national director Paul Oosting has stepped up a campaign to push Labor into rejecting legislation that would ban foreign political donations, bombarding federal MPs with 40,000 submissions from supporters in what he calls “a devious plan”.

Mar 1st 2018

GetUp targets Labor in 'biggest ever' week-long blitz over foreign donations law

Labor is the target of a new campaign by GetUp to persuade it to oppose the proposed ban on foreign donations and other electoral law changes, in what the progressive campaigning body is calling the “biggest week-long campaign” in its history.

Feb 20th 2018

Protesters angry at Basin plan tantrum

Protesters have gathered outside state parliament in Sydney to vent their fury over the NSW government's threat to walk away from the Murray-Darling Basin plan.

Feb 16th 2018

GetUp's election warning to SA's major parties

South Australian members of activist group GetUp want changes to the renewable energy policies of the three key parties vying for power.

Feb 8th 2018

Crackdown on donations would destroy activist groups, GetUp says

The activist group GetUp has criticised the Turnbull government’s proposed crackdown on foreign political donations, saying its legislation will destroy the revenue streams of grassroots groups and minor parties.

Jan 29th 2018

IPA joins forces with GetUp! to condemn 'unprecedented and dangerous' donations law

The right-leaning Institute of Public Affairs has joined the Greens, charities and activist group GetUp! in slamming the Turnbull government's "unprecedented and dangerous" bid to clean up the political donations system.

Jan 29th 2018