Hypocritical leftists pocket kickbacks from big business

It?s often said that if the left didn?t have double standards, they wouldn?t have any. Left-wing bullies, GetUp seem determined to prove the adage.

Despite vociferously campaigning against foreign political donations, GetUp trousers hundreds of thousands in foreign cash. While claiming to be non-party political, GetUp was founded with dodgy money supplied by Labor leader Bill Shorten. Shifty was also one of its founding directors.

Now, GetUp are pocketing kickbacks from banks at the same time as they are pillorying Australia?s big banks. Quote:

Left-wing activist hub GetUp is earning windfall commissions for supporters to switch to a ?little-known bank that kicks back a fee on savings accounts and every mortgage changed over.

The deal between the high-minded pressure group and Bank Australia is a handy earner for GetUp at a time when it is going after the major banks for cheating customers and finan?cing ?unethical and damaging? projects.

Bank Australia, a mutual that is cashing in on the damage inflicted on its big-name rivals by Kenneth Hayne?s financial services royal commission, pays GetUp 0.4 per cent of the value of home loans and $50 on accounts with monthly deposits of more than $2000 transferred by its membership.

The mortgage offer, detailed in a page on the GetUp website, would reap a commission of $1860 on an average-sized home loan in NSW worth $465,100. End of quote.

This is not the only way that GetUp are hypocritically pocketing cash from big business. Quote:

GetUp?s 2018 accounts show it earned $452,190 from such referrals in the past two years, on top of the reported $2 million pocketed from encouraging its claimed one million supporters to go with online energy retailer Powershop under another sweetheart deal. End of quote.

When broadcasters like Alan Jones and John Laws were caught out taking ?cash for comment?, they were rightly hammered by public opinion and punished by regulators. GetUp keep getting away with their shocking hypocrisy. Quote:

Gerard Benedet, national director of the Advance Australia group which presents as a conservative answer to GetUp, said the deal would ?leave a sour taste in anyone?s mouth?.

?The banking royal commission has taken aim at secret commissions paid to mortgage brokers. Now GetUp has been caught accepting commissions from Bank Australia,? he said.

?Australians are sick of corporates getting into bed with ?organisations like GetUp who are anti-jobs, anti-mainstream values and freedoms.? End of quote.

But plutocracy is perfectly fine, apparently, as long as the left are doing it. Quote:

Bank Australia said yesterday the arrangement with GetUp was one of about 30 it had with not-for-profit community organisations that were ?aligned to our values?.

The bank professes to deal in ?clean? money?yet the bank?s board draws heavily on the expertise of mining and finance industry insiders.

It is chaired by former Alumina Ltd executive and Alcoa ?director Judith Downes, who sits alongside ANZ?s former New Zealand boss Greg Camm, former industry superannuation fund HESTA chief executive Anne-Marie Corboy, former KPMG auditor Michelle Somerville and former Virgin Money Australia chief executive David Wakeley.

GetUp said its earnings from corporate referral?also covered its deal with Powershop and solar-battery switching offers.

The Australian detailed in 2017 how GetUp had been accused of ?perpetuating a myth? that ?Powershop?s electricity was green, when it came from the mix of ?renewable and traditional coal-based energy. End of quote.


Once again, the left are the world?s biggest hypocrites.