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PowerUp conference held in September in Sydney. Photo supplied.
PowerUp conference held in September in Sydney. Photo supplied.

The purpose of the conference was to scale up action groups around Australian electorates, and Richmond’s first meet will be on the October 14 at the Mullum Commons, 91 Main Arm Roa, Mullumbimby at 3pm,’ said Doctor Elliott.

‘The stated aim of Get Up! is to organise people power to overturn money power, the self-serving corporations that have strangled our democracy, increasing inequality and ravaging our environment and climate.’

The conference was addressed by Bernie Sanders vis Skype who said that ‘change always comes from below’.

‘Sally McManus, head of the ACTU, spoke in person, with a quiet, impressive delivery starting with the words “Neo-Liberalism is over, proven now to drive workers lives into financial stress, and the environment into near collapse”,’ continued Doctor Elliott.

The success of ousting Andrew Nikolic from his electorate in Bas Tasmania with a 10 per cent swing against him highlights the effective work that Get Up! Have achieved in the past.

‘The whole conference was a model of, dare-one-say-it, corporate skill in intent and organisation. It was an inspiring clarion call to action and a lot of practical techniques were shared on how to make positive change happen. Lets hope the Richmond group will identify with one or more of Get Up!’s campaigns and use Get Up!’s excellent tools to make a real difference.’

Head down to the meeting this Saturday or contact the Richmond group via the Get Up! website, email [email protected] or phone Lucy 0497781002.


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  1. next Get Up! meeting at WildSpace, 941 Main Arm Rd, Sat 21st Oct at 4 pm.
    Now we have a great crew of experienced activists ready to help move Australia to a happier, sustainable future, we welcome more people, especially younger persons with something to say and some time to contribute to a really effective way of connecting with citizens. Please come and celebrate a growing movement for People Power.

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