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GetUp has understandably been in the crosshairs during the current election campaign. The activist group is, after all, targeting the most prominent conservative politicians. It's also been a vociferous campaigner for changes in tax laws so that large companies pay more tax.

That latter point has recently made its financial statements -- and tax-related disclosures contained in those financial statements -- a target for closer examination by some academics, accountants, and now The Daily Tele. After looking through GetUp's accounts, which were published online and lodged with the corporate regulator, the Tele revealed GetUp had no tax expense for the 2018 financial year and that this was the result of "non-assessable" income. No further information is provided in the accounts to clarify what makes up that line item.