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Sussan Ley must be stripped of responsibility for Aboriginal heritage protection

The ongoing destruction of Aboriginal sacred and culturally important sites by mining corporations has made Environment Minister Sussan Ley's authority over First Nations heritage untenable.

Mar 1, 2021

Morrison's $3.50 JobSeeker "raise" is a despicable sham

News today that the Federal Government will only raise the JobSeeker rate by $3.50 a day condemns 1.2 million people who rely on the payment to poverty.

Feb 23, 2021

New report reveals extent of Government failure to fund bushfire recovery

A new report released today reveals a huge shortfall in federal bushfire recovery funding - one year on from the Black Summer bushfires less than half what was promised has made it into the hands of bushfire survivors.

Feb 23, 2021

Clean energy bank must not become a slush fund for coal, gas, and nuclear

The push to allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in gas, nuclear, and coal-burning power projects is a last grasp at relevance from a dwindling group of anti-climate action zealots who haven't accepted that the world has left them behind.

Feb 18, 2021

GetUp releases new documentary exposing Morrison and Murdoch's war on the ABC

Today, GetUp releases 'Murdoch & Morrison v. The ABC', an explosive new documentary revealing the conservative campaign to gut, discredit and ultimately abolish our iconic public broadcaster.

Feb 4, 2021

GetUp members bring holiday cheer to aged care residents in lockdown

With the holiday season fast approaching and many aged care homes still restricting visitors, we were afraid people in aged care wouldn't feel the holiday cheer.

Dec 24, 2020

New research reveals massive scale of News Corp climate scepticism

The data is in: News Corp produces and amplifies climate scepticism on an industrial scale.

Dec 17, 2020

Propping up failing gas industry is a waste of public money

The Federal Government's decision to earmark $50 million for fast-tracking gas exploration in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin is an outrageous waste of public money.

Dec 17, 2020

Major parties collude to rush passage of shameful ASIO bill

Peter Dutton and the Morrison Government have rammed through laws giving sweeping new surveillance powers to ASIO in Parliament's final few sitting hours of the year.

Dec 10, 2020

Nationwide moratorium needed to prevent more Juukan Gorge disasters

Following the release of the interim report of the Senate Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000-year-old caves at Juukan Gorge, the Federal Government must enact a nationwide moratorium on development approvals potentially impacting on Indigenous cultural heritage until the Inquiry can finish its work.

Dec 9, 2020

Finally, an honest "government" ad about studying in Australia

As the Morrison Government ramps up its outreach efforts to entice international students back to Australia, "Study in Australia: You pay us, we ignore you!" is a very official* tourism campaign informing international students about the type of experience they can expect to have in Australia while the Government refuses to offer them any financial support during the Covid crisis.

Dec 8, 2020

Parliament must push for protections for citizens and journalists in draconic ASIO bill

Following the release of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's report on The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020 this afternoon, it's more important than ever that Parliament hold Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton's latest power grab up to the full light of scrutiny, instead of rushing to pass yet another draconian security bill.

Dec 3, 2020
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