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Independent, not-for-profit, community action for Australia. All content authorised by Paul Oosting, GetUp, Sydney.
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GetUp! Jul 11
Truth is inseparable from Justice. First Nations people have been calling for truth and justice for generations. Sign the petition for Truth and Justice now:
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GetUp! Jul 9
Australia is the only Commonwealth country to have never signed a treaty with First Nations people. This is why First Nations people continue to fight for political representation and justice.
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GetUp! Jul 8
This years theme is Voice Treaty Truth. Yothu Yindi’s song “Treaty” has been an anthem for First Nations people since the early 90's.
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GetUp! Jul 8
Congratulations to legendary David Gulpilil and family this NAIDOC week. We will never forget you or your dedication to First Nations representation in films.
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GetUp! Jul 7
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Happy NAIDOC week!
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Bill McKibben Jul 3
This is one big reason why the federal jobs guarantee in the is such a key idea: these workers are trapped in a dying industry through no fault of their own. The owners will be fine and these guys are left literally with with the shaft
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10 daily Jul 4
The only thing that needs "repair" is Australia's human rights reputation, former MP Kerryn Phelps said, as the government seeks to repeal the contentious refugee medical evacuation laws.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @matttburke
If needed - it's often not. We've been in deficit 77% of the time since federation, and our deficits have always been bigger than our surpluses. There are constraints on government spending, they have little to do with tax revenue.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @Leinster_Lad
It's fine to illustrate the tax cuts in real terms. It's not fine to say that because we've done one, we can no longer afford the other. That's the objection. Let's spend our time talking about what we want the government to do for people, not how we want to fund it.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @matttburke
It's not about a cognitive linguistic guide - it's about how fiscal policy works. We are not and have never been constrained, by the need to balance the budget. They cut taxes to later justify cutting spending. We can always increase spending to later justify raising taxes.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @Max_A_Clayton
Added to the already legislated income tax cuts from last year, which are being amended by the current bill, the total value is about $300b over the next decade.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @GetUp
Oppose the tax cuts because they unjustly enrich people on $200,000 a year who don't need the help – while leaving the rest of us struggling with insecure work and flat wages. Don't oppose them because we can no longer fund bold policies. That's not true. It's never been true.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @GetUp
Imagine if the choice people were given was: $300 billion in tax cuts, mostly for the wealthy; or $300 billion in direct, federal government funding to build houses for the homeless, give jobs to the jobless, supercharge renewables and lift people out of poverty.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @GetUp
People don't vote for tax cuts because they're inspired by them. They vote for them if they aren't offered a compelling enough alternative. A bigger surplus isn't a compelling alternative. Incremental action on existential problems isn't a compelling alternative.
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GetUp! Jul 3
The lesson from the passage of $300bn in tax cuts isn't that we can no longer afford nice things. The lesson is we've *always* been able to afford nice things. It was a lie that the cupboards were bare. Stop playing the "how will you pay for it" game - the other side never does.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @GetUp
This is political fear-mongering from Dutton. We need to listen to the doctors and
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @GetUp
Medevac saves lives. 12 people died offshore in the 5 years before Medevac was passed earlier this year.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Replying to @GetUp
Peter Dutton is trying to tear Medevac down with his lies, but our most senior physicians and medical institutions agree that it’s working.
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GetUp! Jul 3
Medevac means doctors, not politicians, decide when sick people detained on Manus and Nauru get the care they need
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Jana Favero Jul 2
And tens of thousands of Drs and caring, compassionate Australians are preparing to fight to - it’s pure politics trying to repeal such important, effective legislation
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