GetUp! loudly protests foreign donations, until it involves themselves. Hands Off Our Democracy can reveal that GetUp! has received yet another foreign donation since July 2017. The George Soros and Al Gore-backed Avaaz Foundation has donated $72,630.42 this financial year.
This is in addition to the $195,618 previously donated by Avaaz in the 2014/15 financial year.
Therefore, GetUp has received at least $374,000 from foreign based billionaire backed foundations, including the $63,693 from the Oak Foundation and $42,960.81 from the German-based Campact.
This number may be far higher, as GetUp! only declares donations above $10,000.
This new donation comes as GetUp! attempts to undermine the independent Australian Electoral Commission that is responsible for transparency in our democracy. GetUp! is spending thousands of dollars on legal fees to stop the AEC protecting the integrity of our democratic elections by demanding groups like GetUp! fully disclose their funding.
Read more at these links: https://www.getup.org.au/about/powering-getup; http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/activist-group-getup-readies-for-court-battle-against-coalition-investigation-20171021-gz5nyg.html; http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/federal/2017/10/23/aec-to-review-status-of-getup.html