MEDIA RELEASES

China’s ambitious contribution to tackling climate change turns up the heat on Australian Government

1 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

In one of the most anticipated announcements ahead of the Paris climate negotiations later this year, China has submitted an ambitious plan for curbing its emissions and dealing with climate change impacts. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said China, the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, has just submitted its Intended […]

OXJAM Australia announces line-up

30 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia has today revealed the first wave of artists confirmed to perform at OXJAM this August.

Australia’s aid to rebuild Nepal falls short

26 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s pledge to the recovery of earthquake-rocked Nepal at a Kathmandu donor conference yesterday has been dwarfed by more generous members of the international community, Oxfam said today.

Nepal must be rebuilt stronger, Oxfam  

25 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government and the international community must support the Nepalese Government to grasp a golden opportunity to rebuild the country to be more resilient to future disasters, Oxfam said ahead of a donors’ conference in Kathmandu today.

Australian singer Asta announces national tour in support of OXJAM

25 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australian singer-songwriter and 2012 triple j Unearthed High winner, Asta has announced today that she will be embarking on a national tour in collaboration with OXJAM Australia.

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane signs off for another successful year

21 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane has come to a close with the final team crossing the finish line this morning after walking through rugged terrain for more than 22 hours.

First teams cross the finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane

20 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The first teams have crossed the finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane, but while some have put their feet up there are still hundreds of people braving the wintery conditions.

Walkers set-off on Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane challenge today

19 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

One of Australia’s toughest events, Oxfam Trailwalker, kicks off in Brisbane today with about 1200 participants taking on the challenge to walk or run up to 100kms and support those living in poverty.

Pope connects climate change with inequality

18 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Protecting the world’s environment is the top of the Vatican’s agenda as today the Holy City released Pope Francis’ Encyclical that for the first time focuses on climate change. In the correspondence, His Holiness stressed the need for us to improve our ways in order to prevent catastrophic climate change and stem growing inequality. As […]

Trickle down economics is dead, says Oxfam

16 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on inequality states that trickle down economics is not viable and instead governments must focus on the world’s poor and middle class to make real change.