Get Up Green alligence

Saltshakers reports in its Dec 2012 journal that if people had “ever wondered about the politics of GetUp!, the left-leaning political activist group, you don’t need to wonder any more.

“On 23 October it was announced that former GetUp! director Simon Sheikh was standing for pre-selection for the Greens for an ACT Senate seat, and was endorsed by federal Greens leader Christine Milne!”

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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Get Up targets Woolies

Lobby group Get Up is asking people to print off a letter they have written which expressed disappointment that Woolworths is the largest poker machine owner in Australia. Get Up is askiing people to deliver to the manager of their local Woolworths store. The campaign comes ahead of a extraordinary general meeting on November 22 which Woolworth shareholders linked to Get Up called which will consider Woolworth’s involvement in Gambling. Through its subsidiary AHL, Woolworths operates 12650 poker machines which generated an estimated $1.2b in net gambling revenue. For news report on the fight on Woolworths written in the Sydney Morning Herald by Richard Willingham click here.

For article written by Henry Hamelink on the dangers of Get Up and being involved with them see article on the Association for Reformed Political Action Facebook page.

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POSTED 19 Oct 2012
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TV Stations Block Anti Pokies Ads

Mumbrella report that Australia’s major TV networks have refused to run an ad by anti-Christian activist group GetUp! that “attacks supermarket big boys Woolworths and Coles for, the ad claims, owning “more dangerous poker machines than the five largest Las Vegas casinos”.”

“A GetUp! spokesman told Mumbrella that Seven, Nine and Ten have said no to running the ad on their networks, but had not given reasons why.”

For full story and to see the Get Up advert click here.

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POSTED 22 May 2012
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Get Up! on Abortion

Left-wing activist Simon Sheikh has been running a campaign through his group, Get Up!, to change abortion laws in Queensland after a couple was put on trial for allegedly attempting to have an abortion. The couple were acquitted but Get Up is calling for donations to run an advert campaign calling for abortion in Queensland to be legalised. ”It’s hard to believe this is happening in Australia’ Get Up writes to its supporters. They say the laws are ‘archaic’ and they need to stand up against ‘extreme conservatives’.

As at Oct 14, 2010 Get Up says 50,000 people have signed the petition and $116,625 had been raised to pay for the advert. To see the ad that they have produced: https://www.getup.org.au/campaign/my_choice_is_no_crime&id=1403

For story on the court case outcome: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2010/s3038654.htm

For comments on the case by ACL WA director Michelle Pearce in Christian Today, Oct 8, 2010 see: http://au.christiantoday.com/article/abortion-trial-exposes-lack-of-support-for-pregnant-women/9324.htm

For response to ‘Not Guilty by FamilyVoice: http://www.fava.org.au/news/2010/cairns-couple-not-guilty-familyvoice-responds/

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POSTED 17 Oct 2010
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Get Up! Survey

More than 30,000 people took part in a Get Up Survey. It showed the top issues for get up members were: Investing in renewable energy, indigenous rights and native forest conservation: For more on survey results and Get Up’s agenda: http://blog.getup.org.au/2010/09/18/your-voice-your-vision/

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POSTED 13 Oct 2010
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Get Up Busy

Action group, Get Up is working actively to promote its agenda in the election campaign supported by a significant advertising blitz. On the night of July 22, 2010 across Australia Get up members got together in 202 houses, including 26 homes in WA and 4 in Tasmania. Its campaign centres on climate change, mental health, refugees and forestry. In one day last week 6000 GetUp members contacted their local politician urging action on reducing carbon pollution.

For more on their 2010 election strategy: https://www.getup.org.au/files/campaigns/2010electionstrategy.pdf

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POSTED 26 Jul 2010
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