GetUp presents agenda to Barton MP Linda Burney

"Positive meeting": Linda Burney with GetUp members Graham Griffith, Lisa Newey, Gary Reynolds, Wil Schafhauser and Allison Tait. Picture: John Veage

"Positive meeting": Linda Burney with GetUp members Graham Griffith, Lisa Newey, Gary Reynolds, Wil Schafhauser and Allison Tait. Picture: John Veage

A musician, doctor, payroll officer, retired systems integrator and local business owner made up a delegation that met with new federal MP Linda Burney.

They represented 6739 members of the GetUp campaigning community movement who live in the Barton electorate.

GetUp member Graham Griffith said the meeting, which proved to be “very positive”, was to remind Ms Burney members wanted to know where she stood on issues including climate change, social justice and corporate tax cuts.

“GetUp wants to ensure that the concerns of its members are not overlooked by her party,” Mr Griffith said.

”Overwhelmingly, Australians want to see people treated fairly, the environment protected, human rights upheld and big businesses pay their fair share of tax.

“We are a part of a huge community that wants to see our elected representatives act on these important issues.” 

Mr Griffith said Ms Burney promised a progress report.

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