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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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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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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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Factory X commit to pay a living wage

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After years of campaigning from Oxfam supporters, Factory X commit to pay a living wage

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Our 10 favourite #ClimateStrike protest signs

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From clever and hopeful, to the funny and angry, our favourite signs from the #ClimateStrike

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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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Dabessa’s Story

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Dabessa and his wife Lelisse are members of the Oromo ethnic community in Ethiopia. After nine long years of persecution, separation and uncertainty, their family was reunited in Australia in 2013.

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Lucy’s Story

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Originally from South Sudan, Lucy has lived in Australia since 1991. She was separated from her three-year-old daughter Susan in 1988 due to civil war in Sudan. They were eventually reunited in Australia in 1994.

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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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Best&Less published their supplier lists

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Best&Less have published 100% of their Tier 1 supplier lists, bringing their factories out of hiding and ensuring their supply chain is transparent. 

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David Jones and Country Road support worker safety

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Country Road Group and David Jones made a big step forward on factory safety by joining the important Bangladesh Fire & Building Safety Accord. 

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Elk steps towards a fairer fashion industry

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Melbourne-based fashion label ELK have made a real commitment to ensuring workers in their supply chain are paid a living wage.  

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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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Cotton On cotton on to living wages

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Cotton On has just announced they are strengthening their commitment to a living wage! Congratulations, Cotton On.

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Kmart and Target take a big step forward on living wages!

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To celebrate, comedian Sammy J recorded a special thank you message to congratulate them. Watch the video.

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City Chic: a huge step toward a living wage

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City Chic was the first Australian brand to make a real commitment to a living wage. 

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Sammy J says: Dear Kmart, Increase What She Makes

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Sammy J speaks for a lot of us – when we’re shopping, we all love a bargain. But, the bargain shouldn’t be what she makes.

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Leading the way along the Salween River

How one local woman is mobilising villages to show their love for the free-flowing river, and defying those who wish to exploit it.

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