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.
Last year, GetUp spent more than $14 million in its efforts to defeat the Government.
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.