Left wing activist group GetUp was founded in Australia in 2005. Bill Shorten was a founding board member and his union, the AWU, provided seed funding.
GetUp pretends that it is non-partisan, yet they have overtly campaigned for left-wing causes and against Coalition governments and candidates.
It has publicly boasted about “going after” Liberal members of Parliament and defeating Liberal MPs.
In each of the last two years, GetUp’s reported political expenditure exceeded $10 million.
Despite campaigning for a ban on foreign political donations, GetUp have received more than $300,000 from foreign sources.
Reportedly, GetUp have even taken donations from groups linked to the former Soviet Union.