The first steps in tackling climate change

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After putting my 4 month year old son to bed on Saturday night, my head hits the pillow. I’m fast asleep. I sleep deeply, albeit highly attuned to any cries or screams from down the hall way, as is the way with life in my house these days. I awake. July 1st. Something has changed… […]

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Should the UN Development Index be scrapped?

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Professor Chuluun Togtokh raises a very valid point – the UN Development Index does not take ecological impact into account. Should it?

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Historic legislation will help Australia get smart on climate change

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8 November 2011 will go down as a historic day for Australia. Historic, because it was the day that Australia took the first step to reduce our carbon emissions and put a price on pollution.

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Clean Energy Future Legislation just the starting point for Australia’s climate catch-up

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The passage of the Clean Energy Future legislation in Parliament today is a positive first step in catching up to other nations on tackling climate change.

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Meeting with Ministers on Green Climate Fund in WA

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Oxfam were very kindly invited by one of our newest Rockingham Group member, Minister Gary Gray, to a meeting with Minister Simon Crean on climate change and the carbon tax.

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Climate change is on the cards in WA

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Oxfam supporters gathered recently around Fremantle MHR Melissa Parke to show their support for a price on carbon, handing over 1845 post cards signed by the community calling for greater action on climate change.

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WA says yes to a price on carbon pollution

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WA has been out in force, campaigning for a price on carbon!

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Exploding myths about Australia’s carbon role

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Everywhere you go, climate change and the Government’s proposal to put a price on carbon pollution is being talked about, however the conversation in Australia is laced with myths. Oxfam Executive Director Andrew Hewett busts a few of these myths.

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Make your own submission to the carbon price legislation

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The Government have allowed a small window for community input into the Carbon Price legislative process, and we’ve put together a quick how-to on how to make your own submission.

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Stepping up! Australia, a price on pollution and you

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Since the government announced its plans to put a price on pollution it’s been hot a topic of discussion. Lots of people have an opinion – with some being more based on fact than others – and everyone has questions. Here’s a brief overview of the core elements and what Oxfam thinks of it.

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The price on carbon pollution explained in around 2 minutes.

A price on pollution in Australia: How will it work? Who will pay? Will it help protect our planet?

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The landslide of facts and figures, questions and retorts since the announcement of Australia’s plans to put a price on pollution has been immense. For many, this overwhelming – and often conflicting – information has resulted in a small amount of hope and a large serving of confusion.

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Carbon Pricing: Domestic legislation, global ramifications?

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Watching Sunday’s announcement of the carbon price legislation, our Climate Tracker Clancy felt relieved that Australia is finally taking action on climate change.

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