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Even the scales: Everyone deserves a fair go in the fight against the climate crisis 

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The climate crisis hurts those who are least responsible for causing it and who are also least equipped to protect themselves from it. In short, vulnerable communities at the forefront of the crisis are reeling to survive a nightmare they didn’t create. Small island nations, such as the Solomon Islands and Fiji, account for 0.5% of […]

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What She Makes movement on IWD

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Women everywhere should have access to period products, nutritious food and be free to exercise and move their body, allowing them a healthy and dignified life. But many women who make our clothes can’t afford basic necessities. Many have to work long hours over a sewing machine due to low wages, resulting in painful injuries […]

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IPCC report: climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable

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This new report on climate change shows that the impacts of global warming are not something in the distant future, but are happening now. In fact those suffering the most from these consequences are the ones who contribute the less to climate change.

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Climate justice is about more than emissions reductions

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Funding required to support low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change, also known as climate finance, as well as funding to compensate for its irreversible consequences, known as loss and damage funding, is more important than ever. 

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Bridging the climate finance gap on the road to Glasgow

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It is essential that countries make commitments at COP26 that will limit global warming to 1.5°C and avoid devastating impacts to lives and livelihoods.

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Keeping 1.5°C alive in the lead up to COP26

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In August we saw the release of the report from the International Panel on Climate Change. It provides the latest information on past warming and future warming projections, showing how and why the climate has changed to date, and including an improved understanding of how humans have influenced the climate.

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The hunger virus multiplies: Deadly recipe of conflict, Covid-19 and climate accelerate world hunger

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A year and a half since the pandemic began, deaths from hunger are outpacing
the virus. Ongoing conflict, combined with the economic disruptions of the
pandemic and an escalating climate crisis, has deepened poverty and
catastrophic food insecurity in the world’s hunger hotspots and established
strongholds in new epicentres of hunger.

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Beyond Covid-19: could we create a more sustainable world?

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What will the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis mean for the two defining and interconnected challenges of our age: climate change and global inequality?  

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Madness in Madrid: What did the latest round of UN climate negotiations deliver?

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Is the UN conference on climate change doing its job? Our climate experts reflect on the discussions, lack of outcomes and hope for the future.

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Protesters at the Melbourne #ClimateStrike holding signs that say "Climate Chaos Fules Poverty", "Climate Justice Now" and "Dont be Fossil Fools"

350,000 of us went on #ClimateStrike – now what?

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Here are our top 5 take homes after the global #ClimateStrike

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Pacific Islands Forum 2019: Fun in Funafuti

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Advocacy Lead Simon Bradshaw reports back from the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu

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Australia must listen to its Pacific neighbours on climate crisis

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In the Pacific, the climate crisis is a matter of survival for our most vulnerable nations.

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Buried Treasure – Aussie mining companies behaving badly in West Africa

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Whilst Australian mining companies are extracting precious and finite resources from countries across Africa, it is unclear if any of the wealth is benefiting the local community and the country as a whole.

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Time for honesty about climate damages and the scale of Australia’s responsibilities

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Recent extreme weather events, in Australia and globally, are demonstrating that we are already living in the climate crisis.

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Igniting change: Shifting harmful gender norms in the Pacific

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Oxfam is working towards shifting harmful gender norms in the Pacific.

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Garma: we need to proudly celebrate Australia’s cultural heritage

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Hear from Oxfam’s Alex Garay, who travelled to Arnhem Land for the 20th Anniversary of the Garma Festival.

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For real leadership on climate change, look to the Pacific

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As negotiations continue over Australia’s embattled energy policy, our political leaders must be under no illusion as to how Australia’s backwardness on climate change is perceived by our Pacific island neighbours.

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Nur*, 18 stands outside the Oxfam toilet that was installed near where she and her family have set up a home high on a hill in Balukali Camp, Bangladesh

Foreign aid: Australia must match the generosity of those we’re helping

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Australia needs a generous and stable aid program that leaves no one behind, bolsters the capacity and responsibility of countries to provide for all their people, and helps to build resilience in an increasingly risky world.

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A woman works on a clothing line for an international brand in Dong Nai province, Vietnam. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Gorman take a step forward on transparency

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After years of campaigning from Oxfam supporters, Gorman and Factory X have published the names and locations of their factories. It’s an important step forward in supply chain transparency. Without this information it is extremely difficult to confirm whether workers are being treated fairly, and it allows workers to raise their concerns directly with the […]

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Syria Crisis: How can we go back to a Syria that no longer exists?

How can we go back to a Syria that no longer exists?

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Seven years after the Syria crisis began, women, children and men continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by enormous human suffering, relentless destruction and a blatant disregard for human rights.

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Working with our First Peoples – a history

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In this edited extract from the book Practical Visionaries, Susan Blackburn explains how Oxfam’s predecessor, Community Aid Abroad (CAA), began working with Aboriginal communities in Australia more than 40 years ago.

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A wake up call for charities: Helen Szoke on ABC RN

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“All charities need to be absolutely alert and active in looking at how we’re recruiting people, how we’re vetting them and how we’re actually ensuring the culture of the workplace in the countries we work in is one that upholds our values or code of conduct” Helen Szoke told the ABC this morning.

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Change the date

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As one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world, Australia Day has become a way of celebrating everything that is great about living in our prosperous, safe and cohesive society. But the current choice of 26 January as Australia’s national day is deeply problematic for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Help school the big brands this summer

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You know the holidays are over when you starting seeing advertisements for ‘Back To School’ sales. Unfortunately, many of the women making clothes for brands like Kmart, Target and Big W are paid poverty wages. Find out how you can call brands to account.

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