Many years ago, Ewan was touched by the sentiment behind the quote made famous by Anne Herbert: “Practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty". It would ultimately send him on a journey to help improve the lives of others.
The big four banks could be endangering human rights and our environment. While we outline some positive first steps by some of the banks, none have yet adopted a zero tolerance for land grabs approach.
Here at Oxfam Australia’s Schools Program, there are heaps of things we’re excited about for 2016. It was hard to narrow them down, but here – in no particular order – are our 16 for ’16!
The big four banks’ ledger is not good. Last year, ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac announced the unreal combined profit of $30.8 billion. But this unreal profit came at a very real cost.
As we lead up to National Close the Gap Day on 17 March, Jenny shares why she's volunteering to promote Indigenous health equality and why we should work together to Close the Gap.
On the day our Prime Minister hands down his government’s annual Closing the Gap report into Indigenous disadvantage, Oxfam’s Close the Gap campaign lead, Tom Widdup, considers the public campaign driving action to achieve Indigenous health equality.
Every day Irene would risk her life to water her crops and feed her children. Today, she's a co-producer at an award-winning banana farm and changing the future for her family. Discover how Oxfam and you make a difference to people in poverty around the world.
On Sunday, two men painted themselves black to represent ‘Indigenous Australians’ at an Aussie–icon themed party in the regional Victorian town of Ballarat, another partygoer dressed as Cathy Freeman, wore a cape and painted her face black.
The fact that just 62 people own as much as half the world’s population has made headlines around the world, but it’s just one step in the fight to get the action needed from governments, big business and the mega rich to reverse the tide of extreme inequality.
2015 was a year of extremes. It was the hottest year on record for our earth. But 2015 also swept in a wave of extreme hope. You and I, along with millions of our sisters and brothers around the world, stood up and took real action on climate change.