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Hungry for climate action in Durban

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The United Nations have unpacked the bunting and draped the decorations around Durban, South Africa, for the next round of climate negotiations, COP17. Leaders, policy experts, delegates, caravanites, photo exhibitions, puppets, the world’s media and all manner of colorful characters have arrived to get their teeth into securing progress in the fight against climate change. […]

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Small steps for G20, giant leap for Robin Hood

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It’s amazing how developments unfold little by little at the G20 Summit. Here, it’s all about details. Oxfam’s Victoria Marzilli reports on progress in France.

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G20: the verdict

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Our friends at the Robin Hood Tax campaign provide us with a wrap-up of the G20 meeting in France.

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A Robin Hood Tax at the G20

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Prime Minister Gillard is about to embark across the ocean to France for the G20 summit meeting, where Oxfam Australia hopes Australia will support a Robin Hood Tax, reports Sarah Norton.

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Bill Gates’ leaked report say about aid, tax and development?

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Take a look at the leaked report by Bill Gates to the G20, which got a good deal of media coverage because of its positive noises about the Financial Transactions Tax. Actually, the rest of the report is at least as interesting. Firstly, it’s not actually the final report, but a 7 page ‘technical note’ […]

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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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Europe looks set to adopt a Robin Hood Tax

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A financial transaction tax is popular with European citizens, but the dividends must go towards fighting climate change and poverty – argues Richard Gower of Oxfam GB

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Thet Win Aung is a volunteer intern for Oxfam Australia

Campaigning for Robin Hood in WA

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Our intern Thet Win Aung describes his first experiences with Oxfam, in which we dress him up in a Robin Hood costume and convince him to jump into the Swan River.

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Hats off to The Robin Hood Tax in WA

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Campaigners in Perth, Fremantle, Nedlands and Burswood took to the streets this week to mark the Robin Hood tax Global Day of Action by donning local statues with Robin Hood hats.

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Show your support for Robin Hood

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A Robin Hood Tax is a tiny financial transaction tax that could raise billions of dollars to fight climate change and poverty. This June 22, join us for a global day of action and show your support for Robin Hood!

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1,000 Economists write to the G20 Finance Ministers

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A thousand economists from 53 countries have written to G20 Finance Ministers, who met in Washington in mid-April, to urge the adoption of a financial transaction tax.

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The Global Day of Action for a Financial Transaction Tax

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Check out this great new video of the February 17th day of global support for a Robin Hood Tax.

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Financing Economic Justice for the World’s Poor

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With an increasing disparity between the wealthy and the poor of the world and a growing vulnerability to natural disasters, how do we achieve an economically just future? Oxfam is partnering with One Just World to present a forum on these issues – Tuesday 22 February.

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Campaigning in Sherwood Forest (well… Fremantle)

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Lydia reflects on her time as an intern with Oxfam Australia, and the work she’s helped shape in promoting the Robin Hood Tax to the public, local MPs and the Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.

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G20 meeting disappointing

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Campaigners, NGO’s and the governments of nations most at risk have once again been disappointed by the outcomes (or lack thereof) from this week’s round of G20 meetings.

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Bankers Battle Robin Hoods in Fremantle

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt recently joined Oxfam supporters to pose in a mock battle between bankers and Robin Hoods in a visit to Federal MP Melissa Parke, to campaign for the Robin Hood Tax.

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How a Robin Hood Tax would work

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Our friends at the Robin Hood Tax campaign have posted an interesting talk from Professor Joseph Stiglitz on how and why the financial transaction tax would work.

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Robin Hood down – but not out – at G20 Summit

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After the G8 disgracefully dropped the ball on aid at what has been dubbed the ‘Summit of shame’, the G20 have missed their chance to score against poverty by failing to move towards a Robin Hood Tax on banks.

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Does the new budget do enough to help fight poverty?

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This week’s federal budget was encouraging with the Government restating its commitment to increase Australia’s overseas aid spending to 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI) by 2015.

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Be part of the world’s greatest bank job

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Imagine if a tiny tax on international banking transactions could help tackle poverty around the world.

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