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. […]
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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 […]
Over the next two days, 239 teams of four will walk or run either 95km in under 48 hours or 55km in under 24 hours, staying together the whole time. It’s one of the nation’s most gruelling endurance challenges with teams navigating some of Brisbane’s most rugged bush land.
Responding to the ALP’s Indigenous affairs policy platform announced this morning, Oxfam Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Program Manager Justin McCaul said: “Oxfam welcomes this comprehensive response by the ALP to the issues put forward in the Redfern Statement last week. “Indigenous leaders and organisations came together a week ago to lay out […]
More than 550 people are gearing up to walk or run 95km tomorrow through the D’Aguilar National Park to raise money for Oxfam to help fight global poverty. They’ll be joined by another 396 people tackling the 55km trail on Saturday.
As announced via triple j yesterday, OXJAM, the month-long music festival raising money to help Oxfam fight poverty around the world, returns to Australia this August. The star-studded event has been running for nearly a decade in the United Kingdom and has attracted celebrity support from the likes of Coldplay, Fatboy Slim, T.E.E.D, 2ManyDJs, Hot Chip and many more.
Nearly $AU9 billion that could be spent on schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure in Australia and in poor countries is instead being hidden by Australian-based multinationals in tax havens, according to an Oxfam report released today. According to The Hidden Billions – How tax havens impact lives at home and abroad, and based on the latest available data, tax haven use by Australian-based multinationals cost Australia around USD $5 billion (AUD $6 billion) in lost tax revenue annually, and cost developing countries an […]
Participants are gearing up for this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane and it’s hoped they’ll help raise more than $1 million to help fight global poverty.