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GetUp converges on Canberra after week-long blitz on “charity gag” legislation

Kicking off the final day of its week-long blitz to block the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017, GetUp welcomed the Labor Party’s announcement it would not support a bill that silences charities and not-for-profits.

Feb 26, 2018

Save Murray Darling Protest, NSW Parliament House

Protesters gathered at NSW Parliament this afternoon to demand the NSW Government support the Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Feb 16, 2018

Government attempt to scrap safety net for migrants will entrench discrimination against new Australians

The Federal Government today introduced a bill to block new migrants accessing the social safety net for three years, including new measures to prevent migrants accessing paid parental leave or support when a loved one becomes terminally ill.

Feb 15, 2018

Protesters call for battery cage ban

Protesters wearing chicken masks, backed by an 18,000 signature petition, gathered at NSW Parliament today to demand an end to the cruel practice of battery hen farming.

Feb 13, 2018

Government Misleads On Donations Changes

Claims the Federal Government’s electoral amendments will clean up our political system are extremely misleading, GetUp has told a parliamentary inquiry today.

Jan 31, 2018

It’s time to include young people in our politics!

Lowering the voting age in Australia to 16-years-old will bolster our democracy and give young people a greater chance to shape their future.

Jan 28, 2018

2017 solar boom to save households $2 billion

Australians who installed rooftop solar in 2017 are set to save around $2 billion on their electricity bills in the next decade.

Jan 25, 2018

CELEBRATE! First official day of marriage equality

Today marks the first official day of marriage equality in Australia.

Jan 9, 2018

High ASIC fees costing up to $8.3b a year in lost tax revenue: report

Australia has the most expensive corporate financial data in the world and this results in as much as $8 billion in lost tax revenue each year, corporate tax researchers estimate in the first report out of a new project focusing on tax transparency.

Jan 1, 2018

Human rights groups back in legal case, demand urgent release of people in detention to stop spread of COVID-19

Human rights groups are demanding people in immigration detention be urgently released due to the serious threat of COVID-19, backing in a legal case filed against Peter Dutton about conditions in onshore detention.

Jan 1, 2018

Adani’s $1B loan vetoed, time for federal MPs to stop the mine.

Vast majority of Australians against massive coal mine. Today’s veto of Adani’s $1 billion taxpayer-funded loan is a win for people power.

Dec 12, 2017

Turnbull Government Introduces Getup Clause In Unprecedented Attack On People Power

The Turnbull Government has launched an unprecedented attack targeting GetUp with new legislation introduced to Parliament.

Dec 8, 2017
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