GetUp Petition – re $270 billion in military spending – Morrison, get your priorities right

Scott Morrison, get your priorities straight!

Australia is in the midst of a devastating economic crisis, and Scott Morrison wants to spend billions of dollars on long-range missiles and new weapons systems.1

Now more than ever, we need increased funding for social services. Sign the petition here calling on the Government to prioritise people, not weapons.

Image of military equipment and Scott Morrision, and headline "Australia to spend $270bn on new and upgraded defence capabilities"

The Government just announced a major shakeup of military funding, committing $270 billion in funding over the next 10 years2 – while millions of people are struggling to make ends meet.

What about universal free childcare, increasing the age pension, and keeping JobSeeker at its current rate? What about extending income support to everyone who needs it? We need to increase funding for social support, not weapons.