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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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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What should our PM say about refugees? Here are 9 ideas…

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In a few days, the global community will meet in New York to talk refugees — and Prime Minister Turnbull will be there. This is Australia’s chance to make a real difference to people seeking safety.

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What would you do in these circumstances?

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With a record 65 million people currently displaced around the world, it’s easy to forget we’re talking about real people facing real danger. These are the stories of just five refugee children and their families. Ordinary people forced to make extraordinary choices as they flee war, violence and persecution.

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Will this election bring change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples?

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There have been significant cuts in the past two budgets affecting Indigenous health and legal aid services. Eddie Cubillo, 2015 National Indigenous Legal Professional of the year, hopes this election will bring justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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“My mother taught us not to run when you are scared”

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Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered on 2 March 2016. Why and by whom? Two months after her death there have been arrests, but investigations need to continue. The answers are clear however, to her daughter Bertha and the members of Berta’s organisation.

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How people power changed the world’s biggest brands

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The Behind the Brands campaign has pressured food giants like Nestlé, Mondelez, Mars, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills and Kellogg to change their policies for people and the planet. Three years later, how far have these companies come?

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Be fashion forward this weekend (and beyond)

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To be ‘fashion forward’ is to be ahead of the curve: not just in terms of design and materials, but more importantly, around how your clothes are made. Find out which companies are moving towards a fairer future, and which companies are trying hide their tracks.

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Oxfam supports Safe Schools

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Oxfam Australia has become an official supporter of the Safe Schools Coalition, pledging our support for the vital program it provides for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families.

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Is climate change outwitting traditional knowledge?

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More than one year after Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through Vanuatu, families are still battling the devastating effects of the aftermath and other climate change related impacts. Communities could once cope with traditional practices, but there’s now strong new evidence that suggests they’ve reached their limit.

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Five ways to a healthy future for all Australians

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Today on National Close the Gap Day, take one or more of these five actions to show your support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality.

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10 years of Close the Gap, 10 amazing milestones

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The Close the Gap campaign aims to end the appalling life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030. Together, we’ve started to Close the Gap. Here are 10 of our favourite milestones over the last 10 years:

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What do Jamie Oliver, Bette Midler, Don Cheadle and 120,000 others have in common?

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The fact that just 62 people own as much as half the world’s population has made headlines around the world, but it’s just one step in the fight to get the action needed from governments, big business and the mega rich to reverse the tide of extreme inequality.

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How you can continue the healing

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Health professional and proud Noongar woman Vicki Wade reflects on her people’s struggle to overcome generations of disadvantage and the subsequent health burden.

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Climate justice: so hot right now!

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2015 was a year of extremes. It was the hottest year on record for our earth. But 2015 also swept in a wave of extreme hope. You and I, along with millions of our sisters and brothers around the world, stood up and took real action on climate change.

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The deal is done, now the real work begins…

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The Paris agreement is a true landmark. It goes beyond what many thought possible only a month ago. It was a deal made possible by the determined efforts of people around the world. People like you, who stood up and demanded more.

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“I believe in the power of people.”

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A message from Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, on the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change.

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Halfway through the Paris climate negotiations – the clock is ticking

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We’re now halfway through the Paris climate negotiations. What happens now? Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator Simon Bradshaw checks in

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“I am so happy and proud of those Australians who support us!”

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Twenty-two year old Pacific Islander Tinaai Teaua is currently at the CoP21 climate summit in Paris to ensure her peoples’ future: to conserve their land and guarantee their culture.

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Nothing really. We just made history.

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Over the weekend, at The People’s Climate March, we made history. And it was truly, awesomely epic. A momentous, tell-your-grand kids kind of occasion.

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Big banks beware: there are now no excuses

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Oxfam’s new report describes how Australia’s big four banks can construct an approach with zero tolerance for land grabs.

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“Did you say we could end extreme poverty in 15 years?”

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In just the past 15 years we’ve helped halve extreme poverty; and now we need to finish the job. The Sustainable Development Goals can get us there and are about to be approved at the United Nations over the next few days.

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So what have we achieved in 15 years (and where to from here)?

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As world leaders prepare to meet in NY at the end of September to agree on a second round of global goals (the Sustainable Development Goals), we take a look back to the successes of the Millennium Development Goals and, most importantly, the lessons learnt.

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