Tag : GetUp

Why the Social Sector Should Tap into People’s ‘Enormous Capacity for Empathy’

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th June 2018 -  The social sector should tap into people’s “enormous capacity for empathy” when looking to build an effective campaign, according to one of the key figures behind Australia’s…

In Conversation: Jeremy Heimans

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 15th May 2018 -  Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, co-founder of GetUp! and co-author of New Power, which reveals how the ability to harness the energy of the connected crowd is reshaping

GetUp Vows To Fights Attacks on Independence

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  Lobby group GetUp has said it will “vigorously fight off any attacks on its independence” in the wake of the federal government’s foreign donations bill. On Tuesday Prime Minister

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare

Feds Enviro Group Crackdown “Reckless”

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th August 2015 -  The Abbott Government’s move to change environmental law to stop “third party” court appeals by environmental groups has been described as reckless and an unjustified…

Summit Explores Megatrends in New Economy

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st August 2013 -  Hyperconnectivity will transform traditional economic models and underpin the ‘new economy’, keynote speakers have told a dual-state summit today. An intimate…

Online Petitions – The New Activism Tool for Success?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th November 2012 -  Online petitions are now dominating much of the activism space in Australia, especially for Not for Profits. But the big question is: do they really work? Journalist Jackie Hanafie

GetUp! Founder Hits The Road

Staff Reporter, Monday, 30th July 2012 -  The high profile National Director of the grassroots community advocacy organisation GetUp! Simon Sheikh, has announced that he will step down from the top job. In a letter sent to…

Community Sector Demands End to Offshore Processing

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th October 2011 -  Above: Arriving at Christmas Island Detention Centre. Flick Image:  Some rights reserved by DIAC Images  With the Gillard Government’s Migration…

GetUp and Choice vs The Big Banks

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 4th November 2010 -  Political advocacy group GetUp has joined forces with consumer advocates CHOICE to launch a national television advertising campaign against Australian banks. GetUp, which won…

GetUp! Praised at ‘Balance of Power’ Forum

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th August 2010 -  Not for Profit activitist group GetUp! has been praised for its High Court challenge to the electoral laws which has been described as influencing the outcome of the national election.…

Surfing for Charity – Abbott Not So Swell?

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th August 2010 -  Not for Profit advocacy group GetUp is planning to dog the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott with giant billboards (pictured on left) on the election campaign trail claiming he has reneged…
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