Media releases

Parliament to receive massive petition against publicly-funded fracking in the Beetaloo Basin

Nov 23, 2021

Powershop on notice after Shell takeover

Shell’s takeover of Powershop has let down the tens of thousands of customers who originally made the switch in search of a cleaner energy option.

Nov 23, 2021

New poll shows soaring support for federal ICAC with teeth

Recent political scandals have dramatically increased support among voters of all stripes for a strong national anti-corruption watchdog, according to new polling released by GetUp today.

Nov 10, 2021

GetUp presents The Dodgies, our new 'award' for worst political scandal

Awards season has a new night of nights! GetUp is proud to present The Dodgies — our voter-driven award to crown the country's worst political scandal.

Nov 10, 2021

Government’s new voter suppression laws create barriers for First Nations people to vote

The Morrison Government's move to introduce new Trump-style voter suppression laws will radically overhaul our electoral system by making it harder for First Nations people to cast a vote and participate in elections.

Oct 27, 2021

Net zero by 2050 a start. What's the plan for this decade?

After years of denial, delay and inaction, the Morrison/Joyce Government has finally been forced to commit Australia to net zero climate pollution by 2050.

Oct 25, 2021

Origin hangs up on Traditional Owners questioning fracking at AGM

When Alawa Elder Aunty May August signed up to attend Origin Energy's Annual General Meeting via Zoom this morning, she hoped to question Origin executives about why the company hasn't consulted with many Traditional Owners and Native Title holders like her in their plans to frack the Beetaloo Basin.

Oct 20, 2021

New polling reveals majority back Traditional Owners in saying no to fracking

New polling released by GetUp today reveals that the majority of the Australian public stand with Traditional Owners when it comes to saying no to fracking.

Sep 13, 2021

News Corp's "commitment" to net-zero by 2050 is a cynical delaying tactic

News Corp's upcoming editorial campaign supporting net-zero climate pollution by 2050 is a cynical delaying tactic designed to distract from the real action required, which is to phase out coal and gas this decade.

Sep 6, 2021

New GetUp report reveals how Australia’s counter-terrorism laws undermine democratic freedoms

Australia has introduced 92 counter-terrorism laws since 2001, more than any comparable democracy - finds a new independent research report commissioned by GetUp from leading academics Dr Keiran Hardy, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Nicola McGarrity.

Sep 5, 2021

ACMA must censure News Corp for naming and shaming Aboriginal man who died of COVID

GetUp will be referring The Australian newspaper to the Australian Media and Communications Authority over its disgraceful and racist reporting on the death of a 50-year-old Aboriginal man in Dubbo.

Sep 2, 2021

Major parties collude to abandon Traditional Owners on Beetaloo fracking

This afternoon, the Morrison Government teamed up with the Labor Party to greenlight a $50 million handout to the gas industry, abandoning Traditional Owners fighting to protect the Beetaloo and McArthur Basins from fracking.

Aug 25, 2021
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