GetUp’s latest foreign cash exposes political shape shifting

News reports today which expose that GetUp took a $95,000 donation from the European Climate Foundation in December draws into the fore once again GetUp’s shape-shifting ability.

This latest acceptance of a large donation from abroad comes despite GetUp’s own campaign which specifically demanded that there be a foreign donations ban.

“This latest donation raises red flags about GetUp’s real agenda, especially so close to a federal election,” Senator Abetz said.

“The fact that GetUp demand foreign donations reform then a few months later take foreign donations and try to justify them highlights the constant shape-shifting nature of the organisation.”

“This is the standard GetUp modus operandi, doing whatever it takes yet demanding a different standard of everybody else.”

“If GetUp is to maintain any credibility, they should immediately return the donation,” Senator Abetz concluded. 

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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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