If there was ever any doubt about GetUp’s motivations, it has been revealed that Bill Shorten was a founding board member and his union, the AWU, provided seed funding to GetUp.
From The Australian:
“Bill Shorten was a big union donor to GetUp! when it was established, giving about $100,000, possibly more, to the left-leaning activist group.”
The report goes on to reveal that Shorten was “personally behind an AWU donation of about $100,000 and 'the only union' to provide seed funding among four big donors when GetUp!’s co-founders sought start-up capital.”
GetUp pays lip service to being independent, yet it has overtly and relentlessly campaigned for left-wing causes and against Coalition governments and candidates.
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Read the full article here: The Australian