Help us make the most of this opportunity

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Oxfam Australia’s Executive Director Andrew Hewett outlines our key asks of the new government on climate change, indigenous equality, aid spending and asylum seekers.

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Add your voice – Australians are ready for real leadership on climate change

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While the results of last weekend’s federal election still remain up in the air, the message from the Australian public is clear – people want action on climate change and they will support the leaders who make it happen.

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On Rickshaws and Change: the Dobell Electoral Forum

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On a quiet Wednesday evening, the sight of a lavishly decorated rickshaw pulling into a residential street caused a bit of a stir. The Bangladeshi rickshaw was in the Central Coast electorate of Dobell for the Make Poverty History electoral forum.

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The votes are in!

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Although the tally room madness won’t officially kick off until Saturday afternoon, here at Oxfam we’ve added up the votes of more than 4,000 Australians who have so far voted in our climate survey.We’ve taken your votes, your voices, and sent letters to the politicians asking for real action on climate change!

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A whole lot of hot air

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If you found Julia and Tony on the back seat of your car, what would you say to them? Australians don’t want more hot air, they want to hear about real solutions to tackle climate change in the last few days of this election campaign.

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Fremantle candidate’s forum

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More than 200 people rocked up to a recent candidate’s forum in Fremantle where Labor incumbent Melissa Parke MP faced off with five other candidates.

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Don’t wait until Aug 21 to vote – influence Australia’s climate policy now

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As the election looms tell the political parties what 3 things you’d most like them to have in their climate change policies that would really make a difference in tackling climate change.

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2010 online election (part II)

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In the second of our posts on the digital election, we bring you some more interesting sites and systems utilising web-based technology to further the electoral experience.

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2010 online election

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Most candidates in the federal election are madly Facebooking, Tweeting, blogging and even Foursquaring their way around Australia, but is this campaign actually going to live up to expectations and be a true digital election?

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An explanation of the political system

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Vibewire’s electionWIRE teamed up with Hungry Beast’s Kieran Ricketts to explain the political system, the political parties and the upcoming election.

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PM Gillard on Australia’s foreign aid

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Oxfam’s Paddy Cullen asks Prime Minister Gillard her stance on Australia’s commitment to foreign aid spending

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ACFID 2010 Federal election call to the parties

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The Australian Council of International Development have released their 2010 Federal Election key asks

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Where do your local candidates stand in the fight against poverty?

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Make Poverty History coalition is holding an electoral forum in the Federal Seat of Wills on 8 May.

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