‘Do you live Southside or Northside?’ It’s a familiar question to anyone living in Brisbane and refers to whether you live south or north of the magnificent Brisbane River, which winds its way through the city and defines the character of the suburbs on either side. Southside has a strong history of social action so it’s no surprise that one of the first Brisbane Action Groups started here!
The GetUp Southside Action Group has been an invaluable part of the #StopAdani campaign — meeting regularly and making loads of calls into the key Queensland electorates of Forde and Bonner. GetUp members Kathleen and Helen are pictured here with 350.org volunteers. They’re about to head out to recruit local businesses to the Sun Powered Queensland campaign, which aims to increase the state’s renewable energy share.