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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The traditional connection to land and waters is inextricably linked to the identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Time to respect First Peoples’ traditional fishing rights

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Aboriginal communities along the South Coast of NSW face constant surveillance, harassment and prosecution for carrying out their ancient fishing traditions.

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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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Big W’s next step

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Big W Australia recently announced the next step in their commitment to a living wage for the women who make our clothes. 

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Who is Naughty and Who is Nice in 2021?

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Three major clothing companies in Australia – Lorna Jane, Myer and The Just Group – have failed to take the basic step of publishing key information about where they manufacture their clothes. 

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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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Afghanistan update

Australian Government must do more to support Afghan people

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Article written by Anthea Spinks, Oxfam Australia Programs Director As the final US planes flew out of Kabul this week, the hopes of thousands of Afghan people to also leave their country were dealt a heavy blow. With the country now devoid of foreign forces for the first time in 20 years, what happens next […]

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie on Secondment

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Stephanie Hill is a paralegal, completing a secondment from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, assisting in the legal team at Oxfam Australia.

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What is a beneficiary of a Will?

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Many people find that they’re able to give more generously to Oxfam through their Will than they ever could during their lifetime. In fact, you might be surprised to hear what just a small percentage of your estate can achieve.

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What does it mean to leave a legacy in your Will?

Many people find that they’re able to give more generously to Oxfam through their Will than they ever could during their lifetime. In fact, you might be surprised to hear what just a small percentage of your estate can achieve.

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How to word a Will. What you should include when writing your own Will

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Many people find that they’re able to give more generously to Oxfam through their Will than they ever could during their lifetime. In fact, you might be surprised to hear what just a small percentage of your estate can achieve.

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Volunteer spotlight: Susan Davidson

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  Susan was born in Perth & grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, followed by boarding school in the UK. After several years of international travel, including a teaching stint in Machakos, Kenya, she returned to Perth in 1982 and has been based in Fremantle for nearly 40 years. Susan is now retired from her […]

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Volunteer spotlight: Phoebe Rahn

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  Who are you? My name is Phoebe Rahn, I live in Melbourne on Wurundjeri land. In my free time (and not in lockdowns) I like to spend time in nature –bushwalking, camping and being at the beach. I completed a double degree, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Global Studies and am passionate about […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joel Garrett

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Joel Garrett first volunteered at Oxfam in the Supporter Services team in November 2011 and returned in May 2017 to assist the legal team.   Who are you? My name is Joel. I in born and raised in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and still currently living there. Growing up I always enjoyed a balance […]

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Nur* with her daughter Ismat* inside her tent, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Fabeha Monir/Oxfam (*name changed)

Four things to know about Covid in the world’s largest refugee camp

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Despite the difficult conditions in the camps, the Rohingya people seem so far to have escaped from the worst. However, the pandemic has fuelled an economic crisis.

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Beating COVID: how Aboriginal communities mobilised to fight the pandemic

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When the threat of COVID-19 became fully apparent last year, First Peoples health organisations across Australia swung quickly into action to prevent devastating effects in their communities.

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Voices — February 2021

With support and solidarity from kind, caring people like you, we’ve changed so many people’s lives for the better. Meet just a few of the many people around the globe whose lives have been uplifted thanks to your compassion and generosity.

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Volunteer spotlight: Sophie Gardner (First Peoples Program)

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Sophie Gardner is completing an internship through the CareerTrackers program in the First Peoples Program at Oxfam Australia. In this article, she talks about her experience as a trainee at Oxfam.

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Oxfam Australia investigating suspected data incident

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Late last week, Oxfam Australia was alerted to a suspected data incident. Oxfam immediately launched an investigation and engaged market leading experts to assist in identifying whether data may have been accessed and any impact on its supporters. Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said Oxfam Australia had reported the matter to the Australian Cyber Security Centre […]

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Oxfam Launches Global Strategic Framework 2020-2030

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Today Oxfam launches our new 10-year global strategy. It belongs to everyone who inspires and works with and among us. It drives our commitment and action to reshaping who we are.

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Voices — October 2020

Tales of survival, triumph and resilience to put a smile on your face, and reassure you that we really are all in this together.

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A career high at the summit​

Finding herself in need of inspiration and direction, proud Palyku woman, Brook O’Donnell signed up for Oxfam’s Straight Talk Summit. She returned with that, and so much more.

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Voices — July 2020

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Meet just a few of the many people around the globe whose lives have been uplifted thanks to your compassion and generosity.

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