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#1 idlerboat

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:20 PM

In Australia we have a large organisation that is a people powered advocacy group.

Its called Get up. Its advocacy issues are decided by its members but include social justice and environmental issues. It has over one million members. It is not a member of any political party, but needless to say the hard right hates us.

It has been so effective that the Government is trying to pass laws to shut it down.

The laws effect many other groups as well. But it is so blatant what the main target is , that it has been nicknamed the getup law.....

If you would like to help us stop this seriously undemocratic law then just type in Getup in your search engine of choice. 

 

The following is a funny and cheeky video explaining whats going on...

 

http://getup.to/DeqV8I1Evf4M4sl

(You will need to turn the sound up on this one)

 

or

 

https://www.facebook...57154722603452/

 

 

PS please pass it on   :)


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#2 Bad Kitty

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:01 PM

Love it, we need the same here in NZ
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#3 RushMan

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:43 PM

Aren't the Get Up crowd just yelling loudly for whoever pays the most $$$
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#4 idlerboat

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:36 PM

:razz:  :razz: ...um...the average donation is about $18.

...so you could say that a large amount of people want to collectively yell loudly so they pay dollars....

and to be frank GetUp is up against some very cashed up opposition. 

 

FYI

GetUp by the numbers

Here's a real-time snapshot of what GetUp members are up to: (24/02/2018)

 
                 Last Day       Last 7 days         Last 30 days        Last 365 days
Donations   1028             8594                    48678                 531844
Donations Total $9779    $96457              $1057831            $9615334
Average Donations $9      $11                      $21                        $18
Actions Taken     3268     27247              128135                  1245215
New Members 103             953                 7405                      97425
Donors           838             7181                18396                      46845
First-time Donors 2             56                   1876                        22097

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#5 ScottiE

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:54 PM

I’m always a little reticent that web organisations like this are actually nothing more than the historical pitch fork mob on a witch hunt. Time will tell I guess.
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:16 PM

Love it, we need the same here in NZ


Don’t we already have a rent a crowd protest movement?
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#7 idlerboat

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:17 PM

Thats an interesting broad brush generalization...

 

 pitch fork mob on a witch hunt.

 

You dont have to wait for time to pass though...Getup is not new and you can see what it has achieved.

 

Advocacy in todays world needs forms of advertising and information dissemination that is effective and if need be, the same format as the "Opposition"... 

As to singling out "Web organisations" ...welcome to the modern world. It and the mobile phone is how we do remote communications these days ...  . 

 

Licking stamps and putting it on envelopes whilst the "opposition" pay several thousand bucks for telly adds is not how its done !!

 

As to "rent a crowd"...dosnt apply in Getups case because they would be hiring themselves  !!


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:30 AM

Get Up are just a front for the Labor/Greens parties in Australia. There is also the involvement of billionaire George Soros, backer of many violent left wing groups. Australian Electoral Commission has been after them for years, most of the board members have Labor connections including one original board member, a certain B Shorten, who was happily dispersing AWU funds.
Even the left leaning Guardian and ABC have reported on this, amongst others:

https://www.theguard...entity-of-labor
http://www.abc.net.a...closure/9074860
http://www.smh.com.a...1112-17r7j.html
http://www.courierma...97a8af6972942b8
https://thedailycoin...into-australia/
http://concit.org/so...ralian-minions/

blatant mis-representation to claim to be independent.
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#9 idlerboat

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 01:21 AM

Garbage !

Yet another joyous myth perpetrated by the far right when the going gets tough...

 

The ruling

AEC conclusion

The AEC has reviewed the previous information in its possession together with the additional material that has come into the public domain since 2006. The results of this review are that there is still no information or available evidence to show that GetUp meets any of the six grounds set out in the definition of an "associated entity" contained in subsection 287(1) of the Electoral Act.

 

I also find your statements strange and obviously bias and wrong. 

" has been after them for years'....

The AEC investigates and acts on obvious breaches of the legislation and also on complaints.

 

 

 

and may I point out...

Just because you dont like it....just because some of the aims of Getup have been contrary to the far right and some rather "interesting" business...

dosnt mean they are associated with any other political party. (Even if their aims are closer to those parties) ...and that is why the right are so desperate to kill GetUp.

and if you wish to travel that teflon coated slope then organisations like the IPA (institute of public affairs,) are far more blatant but obviously on the other side ....so are not being targeted..

 

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is a right-wing, corporate funded think tank based in Melbourne. It has close links to the Liberal Party of Australia, with its Executive Director John Roskam having run for Liberal Party preselection for a number of elections. Following the 2007 federal election defeat for the Liberal Party, The Australian's journalist Christian Kerr noted that a new group of federal Liberal politicians were "receiving support from former Howard government staffer John Roskam" at the IPA.[1]

 

 

Perhaps you should have a look at the causes that GetUp is involved with.

       It makes it far more obvious as to why they are being targeted....and by whom...

              You should also understand just how desperate and disparate this proposed legislation is.

The legislation will effect a very large range of other environmental and social charities. ...


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#10 idlerboat

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 02:00 AM

FYI...

 

the Labour party has about 50 000 members.

 

the Liberal party has about 85 000 members.

 

the Greens party has about 17 000 members.

 

GetUp has over a million !!!

 

So dont tell me it is a front for Labour and the greens !


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