Posts tagged “GetUp!

GetUp! crowdsource OzEnrol court action

Posted on 21 July 2010

Photo: Vote Here by Daquella maneraI just received an email from GetUp! asking their mailing list subscribers whether to pursue legal action against the AEC in relation to enrolment forms submitted via OzEnrol.

Photo: ’Vote Here‘ by Daquella manera, CC BY 2.0 Generic.

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Risk adverseness kills OzEnrol

Posted on 18 July 2010

Photo: Vote Here by Daquella maneraIt seems that risk adverseness stikes again. After the AEC raised concerns about the validity of electronic signatures on forms submitted via GetUp!‘s OzEnrol enrolment tool, the political action organisation decided to pull the website.

Photo: ’Vote Here‘ by Daquella manera, CC BY 2.0 Generic.

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Just in time for the 2010 election

Posted on 17 July 2010

Photo: ’Vote Here‘ by Daquella manera, CC BY 2.0 Generic.

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GetUp new f*@%ing video

Posted on 18 June 2008

Ah user-generated culture has made it easier than ever to poke a large, pointy object into the ribs of government. And the ribs of corporates, NGOs, celebrities, TV shows, movies and even hopeless internet nobodies for that matter. GetUp have posted their latest; a take on the Federal government’s proposed national FuelWatch program. Now, I have been staying pretty much out of this debate myself, given I don’t drive, don’t have a learners permit and have no intention of ever getting one. I don’t really have too much to say about fuel prices. Still, humour has a funny way of drawing you in. And social network platforms have a funny way of spreading that. So here is my 2c/litre:  Both sides of the Australian political majors…

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hreoc report tars federal legislation

Posted on 22 June 2007

on thursday the human rights and equal opportunity commission released its report into equal treatment of same-sex couples in australia. the report outlines changes in definitions describing de facto relationships in at least 58 federal laws. according to the commission, “changing the definitions describing de facto relationships in relevant federal laws could help end daily discrimination suffered by more than 20,000 same-sex couples in australia” commissioner graeme innes said, “as one man told us during our Inquiry – same-sex couples are first class tax-payers but second class citizens – and we have certainly found this to be true.” and regardless of often being the most tax people in the country, they certainly don’t receive any additional benefits for putting the most back into society.…

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