Lauren volunteers with the Campaigns and Engagement team in the Brisbane office and has assisted with campaigns around the G20 and National Close the Gap Day:" I am always learning new skills and am being constantly mentored by the amazing Campaigns staff."
Australia’s announcement today of its post-2020 emission reduction targets is woefully inadequate and risks an even more challenging future for communities around the world. But we don’t have to accept this announcement!
The 17th Garma festival was held recently in Arnhem Land. The significant forum discussed and debated various issues confronting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples such as constitutional recognition, economic development and the forced closure of remote Aboriginal communities — but it was also a celebration of Indigenous culture.
“Australia must and can be better than this” Following the weekend’s events when prominent Aboriginal AFL player and former Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes was booed at every turn during the Swans v West Coast Eagles AFL match. Today in advance of the weekend round of AFL, 150 organisations join together to call for […]
The other morning I spoke with some villagers who live in the district surrounding the Ching Luh factory. They told me about a local hustler who promotes factory recruitment. Potential applicants are asked for money ranging from 2-2.5 million rupiah (equivalent to two months of a factory workers’ full time wage). The hustler demanded upfront […]
Long-term Oxfam volunteers Dr Jennifer Court MD and Mr Donald Gobbett were recently awarded an Order of Australia medal “for service to the community through charitable organisations” by the Governor General for the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
NAIDOC Week occurs around Australia in the first week of July each year and is a week to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culture and contribution to Australia as a nation.
With Cabinet set to decide on Australia’s future climate targets any day now, the PM needs to hear directly from real people like you. He needs to hear from people like you who want the government to do the right and fair thing by families and farmers – not for the big polluters. Call the Captain! […]
Fish is a fundamental resource for poor Cambodian communities. Easily accessible by communities who live alongside the Mekong river, fish constitutes 75% of Cambodia’s animal protein intake. But this abundance of fish is threatened by illegal fishing activities and destructive infrastructure development.
A year ago Liberia recorded its first case of Ebola. In the months that followed, the country would experience the highest number of Ebola cases and deaths. But in May 2015, Liberia was officially declared Ebola free. There is hope for the people of West Africa – but survivors now face a new challenge.