A hive of activity in Tanzania’s refugee camps

/

Oxafm is supporting a unique project in Tanzania, so that refugees can learn new skills to work their own way out of poverty… and it’s got people buzzing with excitement.

Read more »

Bakery group turns mums into breadwinners in Tanzania

/

Subsistence handouts can only go so far in a place like Nyarugusu camp. So Oxfam is instead focused on practical ways — like baking — to give this growing refugee community a hand up, and help them become more self-sufficient.

Read more »
oxfam tailor tanzania

A Tailor in Tanzania

/

Once, Buchumi was a primary school teacher. But when war broke out, he was forced to flee to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Here is life would change forever.

Read more »
godebrite mother nduta

Through a Mother’s Eyes: Life in Nduta Refugee Camp

/

The Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania is home to more than 55,000 personal stories of survival and hope. Godebrite’s remarkable story is one of them.

Read more »
A student holds two glasses of water to show the difference in water quality in her school in PNG

172 billion reasons to close tax loopholes and end tax havens

/

Oxfam estimates that tax dodging by Australian multinational corporations will deprive PNG of around $4 million in health and sanitation-related public services over the next five years. This is money that could provide access to life-changing clean water and sanitation.

Read more »
Inequality between the rich and the poor is showcased in this photograph of Tondo slum set against the cityscape of Manila, Philippines, 2014

Budget 2016: Do you know what’s missing?

/

Budget 2016, it had it all: “the economy”, bracket creep, innovation, nimbleness, agility, debt and deficit. Surely that’s everything, right? Well, not quite.

Read more »
Oxfam Australia CEO Helen Szoke and Shirley Laban, manager of Oxfam’s climate change program in Vanuatu and coordinator of the Vanuatu Climate Action Network, Takara village on Efate Island, Vanuatu

The results are in: Oxfam in 2015

What have we accomplished in 2015? Watch our short year in review video and hear from Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia Dr Helen Szoke as she reflects on the success on some of our biggest moments and the challenges we still face.

Read more »

The remarkable case of the disappearing aid budget

/

Australian aid provides much needed relief in times of disaster and helps communities prepare for and reduce the impacts of these disasters before they strike. This is what makes our government’s ongoing cuts to the aid program so remarkable.

Read more »
Cambodian students

A new Einstein could be living in Cambodia

/

Last month, we held a competition to find out how important secondary students thought Australian aid is in building a fairer global community. The response was incredible.

Read more »
Photo: Lara McKinley/OxfamAUS

Could the future of Timor-Leste be decided in New York?

/

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit will be held in New York next month and has the potential to change the lives of people around the world.

Read more »

Australia: Show us the money to help end poverty in Addis Ababa

/

Helping to end poverty and inequality, and supporting communities to tackle climate change – they’re the biggest challenges facing the world today. But at the moment, Australia is failing do its fair share on both counts. In July our leaders have an opportunity to change this. At the Finance for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Australia […]

Read more »

Another Unfair Budget for Australian Aid

/

Our fears have been confirmed. The Government has made the worst cuts to aid in our nation’s history, showing that the poorest people of the world mean very little to this Government. They have set out a path for Australia – the second wealthiest country per capita in the world – to give our lowest […]

Read more »
Photo: Simon Bradshaw/OxfamAU

10 unique ways people are taking on climate change — and 3 things you can do to help

/

From droughts in Australia to cyclones in Vanuatu, we’re all feeling the effects of climate change. But droughts, floods, storms, and other extreme weather affect some of us more than others. Discover what others are doing to battle the effects and how you can help.

Read more »
Photo: Alexia Webster/OxfamAUS

Women and Australian Aid: building a path to equality, one brick at a time.

/

Right across the globe, Australian aid is making a difference in women’s lives – to survive, to gain an education, to build a business, to lead. Right now, projects like Oxfam’s work in Zambia, which empowers women and builds their economic independence, are under threat because of the largest planned cuts to Australian aid in history. This International Women’s Day, call on the Australian Government to keep supporting those women by supporting Australian aid.

Read more »
Photo: Yusuf Ahmad/Oxfam

Rising inequality hits home for Australia

/

Next year the richest 1% of people in the world will have more wealth than the other 99% of people. Australia can be part of the solution to global inequality – but it means not turning our back on the world’s poorest people.

Read more »
Tell us why you're for Australian Aid

We’re for Australian aid

/

Welcome aboard! We look forward to campaigning for Australian Aid with you in 2015. All of us at Oxfam Australia know the incredible difference Australian Aid makes in people’s lives. We see it every day in classrooms, on small-scale farms and in emergency relief centres across the region and across the world. We’d love to […]

Read more »

Save Australian Aid

/

As part of the mid-year budget outlook (MYEFO), the government yesterday announced a third cut to the aid budget of $3.7 billion. This brings the cuts to aid announced by this Government to $11.3 billion in just one year.

Read more »
Photo: Pablo Tosco

Who’s carrying the budget burden?

/

In a time when the world’s 85 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people, the Australian Government has announced a budget that will widen the gap between the rich and the poor, leaving many who need more, with less. By abandoning its commitment to aid, the government is choosing poverty and inequality over a more prosperous, secure and caring world.

Read more »

Overseas aid, climate change and Indigenous health should remain priorities for the government

/

Overseas aid, climate change and its impact on global hunger, and Indigenous health remain important issues after the Coalition’s election win. We are hoping that an Abbott government will work with us on these key issues to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people – both here in Australia and overseas. We […]

Read more »