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Parents, grandparents and concerned adults: Sign the open letter

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Climate change is not only an environmental issue but also a major health emergency, especially for our children. Dr Sallie Forrest from Doctors for the Environment Australia asks you to support their call for the Health Minister to attend the Paris climate talks this December and put the health of our children front and centre.

Climate change conference: teamwork or tug-of-war?

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We live in a globalised world, and therefore climate change is also a social justice issue. Australian social worker Megan Bonetti, volunteering in India, reports from a developing country having to figure out how to go green on the cheap.

Are you in?

People's Climate MarchIn the last weekend of November, on the eve of the United Nations climate summit, people will gather in Australian cities and walk alongside millions of people in cities around the world to show that they want an end to fossil fuels and a transition to renewable energy.

Climate Change: a systemic view and the one question every leader will have to answer

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We are launching our Climate Change featured forum with a call to action from Ingrid Messner. She says we all need to ask ourselves how we are contributing today to solving the global challenge of climate change.

On my agenda – the importance of investing in health

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Doctors from across the globe came together at the H20 International Health Summit late last year. Grace Davies, one of the keynote speakers, explains the influence of climate change on existing health and development issues and what she and fellow Australian medical students are doing to address this.

Children in immigration detention: Worse than Guantanamo Bay?

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There is mounting evidence that children in immigration detention are subject to appalling physical and mental maltreatment. Angela Beresford speculates about the political motives of the Australian Government.

Celebrate Women

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International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 8 March. It’s a day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. ActionAid is one of the organisations placing women's rights at the heart of what they do.

Overpopulation drives boats

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The debate around asylum seeker policy has become increasingly divisive this election year. William Bourke and Dr Jane O'Sullivan from the Stable Population Party say there are larger issues at play.

Harshness before sense? The PNG solution

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced that asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat will be processed in Papua New Guinea and resettled there, if found to be refugees. Binoy Kampmark explains why he doesn't agree with this hardline approach.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a United Nations initiative that is celebrated on 25th November. It is a global campaign, which reinforces the need to actively stop violence against anyone, particularly women.