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Indonesia: A bird’s eye view of Mekko village. Kyo Umareta/Oxfam

What is loss and damage?

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Loss and damage (L&D) is the term used for climate impacts which cannot be or have not been mitigated or adapted to. The “loss” refers to things that are irreversibly lost such as lives, a way of living or historical sites, while the “damage” refers to things that can be repaired or recovered such as […] Read more »
Gaza: Fidaa Shurrab, Director of Projects at Atfaluna for Deaf Society in Rafah stands in front of a destroyed building in Gaza strip while going to work. Photo: Alef Multimedia/Oxfam

What the women of Gaza want you to know this International Women’s Day

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This Friday 8 March is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to honour women and their achievements while noting that our society is still not a safe, equal place for women. This is especially true for women living through humanitarian crises.  In times of crisis and conflict, women face unique challenges. These can include an […] Read more »
Hilda, a climate activist, holds her open palm to the camera. Her palm has 'pay' written on it. The changes to the stage-three tax cuts are a step forward, but more needs to be done to address inequality.

Make Tax Fair: Stage-three tax cuts

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Oxfam has been part of a movement of organisations advocating against the unfair stage-three tax cuts, which would have deepened inequality in Australia. The Government’s changes are a substantial improvement, but they won’t solve the inequality problem in Australia. Here’s how we’re working to make tax fair.  In recent weeks, the Albanese Government has announced […] Read more »
Jacquline stands in a garden in Vanuatu. Jacquline is a graduate of Youth Challenge Vanuatu's (YCV) Ready for Work program, which is run in partnership with Oxfam. She now works at the ombudsman office in Vanuatu.

Together we are stronger

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For over 30 years, Oxfam, the community organisations we partner with and people like you have worked in Vanuatu to reduce inequality and increase opportunities for women, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities. Here’s how we’re supporting people to come together, learn new skills and challenge harmful social norms.   We believe that everyone deserves […] Read more »
Scrap the unfair stage-three tax cuts!

Inequality Inc. 

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The wealth of the three richest Australians, Gina Rinehart, Andrew Forrest and Harry Triguboff, has more than doubled since 2020 at a staggering rate of $1.5 million per hour. Meanwhile 5 billion people are poorer thanks to the pandemic, war and climate change impacts.  Looking just at the world’s five richest men, they have been […] Read more »
Melbourne Trailwalker 2023. Teams get ready to start the 100km trail. Photo: Sam Biddle/Oxfam

This is what our supporters helped achieve in 2023

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As we go into 2024, we wanted to give a warm thank you to the supporters who donated their time, money and energy in 2023 to help tackle the inequalities that fuel poverty.  In the past 12 months our supporters, alongside the partners who help deliver our projects, the community groups they work with and […] Read more »

Survival of the Richest: How billionaires are amassing eye-watering wealth amid crisis

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Oxfam has today revealed that the richest 1% of Australians have accumulated 10 times more wealth than the bottom 50% in the past decade, as cost-of-living pressures bite and global inequality spikes. Survival of the Richest is published on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Elites are gathering in the […] Read more »

Beating COVID: how Aboriginal communities mobilised to fight the pandemic

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When the threat of COVID-19 became fully apparent last year, First Peoples health organisations across Australia swung quickly into action to prevent devastating effects in their communities. Read more »

“The day we will dance”: Voices of women in the midst of conflicts in West and Central Africa

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In West and Central Africa, women have lost their “dance partners”, who have been killed by armed groups, disappeared or gone away. Read more »

Australia must contribute its fair share to the UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

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In fragile states, war zones and in poor countries, the human and economic costs of COVID-19 threaten to kill millions and push billions more into poverty. Read more »