Responding to reports in The Australian newspaper today that the Treasurer has labelled some of the poorest people in Australia as the nation’s “taxed-nots”, Oxfam chief executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “It is alarming that the Australian Government plans to demonise the country’s poor as the ‘taxed-nots’, when one in three large companies reported on […]
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Oxfam Australia is calling for the Australian Government to commit to a time frame for the resettlement of the agreed 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq. Chief Executive Helen Szoke said it’s been almost a year since the Government committed to resettle Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Australia. “The announcement was made last September and […]
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney participants have raised more than $2 million for people living in poverty, walking 100kms through rugged bushland.
The first teams have crossed the finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney, while hundreds of teams still face another day of walking through bushland.
WHAT: Considered one of Australia’s most challenging charity endurance events, 480 teams of four will walk or run 100km in the 17th annual Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney.
Australia must triple its annual humanitarian intake within five years in the face of the unprecedented number of men, women and children forced to flee their homes, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke said Australia was the 12th richest nation on earth, yet hosted a shameful 0.2 per cent of […]
Responding to allegations about the degrading and horrific abuse of children in detention in Queensland, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
“The reports which have emerged today of the abhorrent treatment of children in two detention centres in Queensland come less than a month after the ABC exposed similarly cruel practices at the Don Dale facility in Darwin.
Rake and Wentworth actor, Danielle Cormack, along with Cleverman and Janet King star, Leeanna Walsman are teaming up to take part in Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney starting tomorrow.
Responding to reports that Australian and Papua New Guinean officials have agreed to shut down the Manus Island detention centre, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
Oxfam, Care, Handicap International, Mercy Corps, Intersos and Save the Children condemn the Saudi-led coalition airstrike today on a hospital supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Abs, in Hajja governorate. The six agencies call for an independent investigation on this attack, the fourth of its kind on an MSF-supported facility in Yemen in less […]