Following the shocking revelations on last night’s Four Corners program and the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning of a Royal Commission, Oxfam is calling for a real commitment to change the record on the appalling over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly children. “The revelations and graphic footage of cruelty and torture of […]
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Responding to the new revelations of the Panama Papers (https://panamapapers.icij.org), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
“The latest Panama Papers revelations expose rampant tax dodging that is allowing multinational companies to avoid paying their dues, particularly how shadow companies are shifting billions in revenue derived from highly lucrative mining and extractives operations across Africa,” Dr Szoke said.
Perth woman, Annette Milne, has set herself a challenge – to walk in all four Oxfam Trailwalkers this year, making her the first WA woman in the event’s history to do so.
Coal and fossil fuel developments could be banned in the Pacific under a proposed treaty presented to regional island leaders at a summit in Honiara this week.
Escalating violence in South Sudan which has tragically claimed lives and posed ongoing serious threats to civilians is to be condemned, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.
Much-needed policies on achieving greater equality must not be put at risk as the Coalition grapples with its slim hold on power and narrow mandate, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.
Responding to the Coalition’s announcement on its foreign policy agenda, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “We are disappointed that the Coalition’s foreign policy announcement fails to address calls to increase funding for overseas development assistance at a time when recent cuts have taken Australia to the least generous we have ever been. […]
Australian politicians from across the political spectrum have united with nearly 1500 parliamentarians around the world to sign a pledge for tolerance to uphold the legacy of Jo Cox. The statement, released today on what would have been Jo’s 42nd birthday, calls on world leaders to heed the British MP’s message that “we are far […]
Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane has come to a close with the final team – ‘Team 479 iWalk – Cookies Monster’ – crossing the finish line this morning after walking 55km in just under 24 hours.
Oxfam is deeply shocked and saddened at the death of Jo Cox. Jo Cox worked for Oxfam and Oxfam International between 2001 and 2009 in a variety of different roles. As head of Oxfam’s Brussels office she spearheaded Oxfam’s campaign for trade reform. In 2005 she joined Oxfam Great Britain as head of advocacy. Jo […]