Media releases

Fracking must be shut down to protect remote communities from COVID-19

Fracking companies and FIFO workers are putting remote Aboriginal communities at risk and must be declared non-essential, say Indigenous residents living near gas fracking sites in the NT.

Mar 25, 2020

National launch of

We will get through this together, apart.

Mar 20, 2020

Australia has the capacity to be a renewable energy superpower

GetUp says the Government’s Technology Roadmap announcement today is a blow for cheap, clean energy to drive Australia’s economic future.

Feb 28, 2020

GetUp launches advertising blitz on Newscorp’s climate denial

GetUp has today launched an advertising blitz on Newscorp’s climate denial, putting billboards right outside the headquarters one of their biggest advertisers - Woolworths.

Feb 26, 2020

RSL owes a debt to First Nations servicemen and women

Following today’s ban by RSLWA of the performance of Welcome to Country ceremonies and the flying of the Aboriginal flag at all of its Anzac and Remembrance Day services, GetUp says there is no place for racism on Anzac Day and calls on the Government and the RSL to honour the country’s debt to First Nations service men and women.

Feb 21, 2020

GetUp announces Carla McGrath as Chair to lead new vision

GetUp is delighted to announce that current Board member Carla McGrath is the newly elected Chair of the million member strong organisation.

Feb 17, 2020

GetUp slams brazen attempt to peddle climate denial in schools

Prime Minister Scott Morrison should immediately move to squash the proposed One Nation Bill that seeks to peddle climate denial and right-wing conspiracy theories in Australian schools.

Feb 12, 2020

Dirty money is buying politics and party rooms

The cycle of climate denial and inaction will not be broken while fossil fuel money is bankrolling elections and dictating party room politics.

Feb 5, 2020

A government that doesn’t take real action on climate change can’t keep us safe

Ned Haughton, climate scientist and bushfire survivor, has recorded a message for the Prime Minister:

Jan 29, 2020

710 corporations paid $0 tax on almost half a trillion revenue

One third of the largest corporations in Australia paid $0 tax in 2017-18, stunning new data released by the Australian Tax Office reveals.

Dec 12, 2019

Medevac repeal is cruel, heartless and inhumane

In a callous and vindictive political move the government has today torn down Medevac, with Senator Lambie finally voting with the government on the repeal.

Dec 4, 2019

Failure to resettle remaining offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion

New figures released today reveal that the Australian Government’s failure to finalise resettlement for 535 offshore detainees currently in PNG and Nauru could cost taxpayers $1.2 billion over the next 3 years.

Dec 3, 2019
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