MEDIA RELEASES

Cyclone Pam 1 month on: clean water still high priority

13 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

One month after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, water remains a high priority, with small islands dependent on rainwater most in need, Oxfam said today.

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne teams help to raise more than $2.2 million

12 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne finished just after 4am today with almost all walkers completing the gruelling 100km endurance challenge.

The first Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne team crosses the finish line

10 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The first team to cross the finish line of Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne did so in 10 hours and 32 minutes tonight.

Fundraising rock stars help to raise more than $2.5 million participating in Oxfam Trailwalker

10 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Tanglefeet, Smells Like Teen Spirit, The Runaways and Mumma Jammas could be names for rock bands, but instead these are just some of the teams taking part in this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne event from today.

Global aid ranking puts Australia to shame  

9 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The latest ranking of wealthy countries on their contributions to overseas aid puts Australia to shame, with the country dropping a place and set to fall further, Oxfam says.

Billions in private World Bank ‘development projects’ harming communities around the world

2 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Development projects funded by the private arm of the World Bank have caused human rights abuses, conflict and suffering for local communities, a new Oxfam report has found. The report, The Suffering of Others, highlights the risk of channelling billions of dollars of development money through third parties such as banks, private equity and hedge […]

Oxfam urges Australian government to give its fair share of aid to Syria

31 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement today of $20 million for food, medical assistance, shelter and protection to people in need inside Syria, as well as refugees and their host communities in Lebanon, but called on it to increase the amount to what is Australia’s fair share – $149 million. Today’s announcement by the […]

Westpac’s closure of vital lifeline could be catastrophic for Somalia – Oxfam

30 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Westpac Bank’s decision to end remittances to Somalia could see vulnerable Somalis struggle even more to access basic necessities like food, water and shelter, according to Oxfam. Westpac has confirmed that all banking services to remittance companies will close on 31 March, citing increasing risk concerns and tightening interpretation of international and domestic regulations. Westpac is the only major Australian […]

Fundraising Buzz around Oxfam Vanuatu Appeal

27 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australians continue to find innovative ways to raise donations to help the people of Vanuatu recover from the devastation of Cyclone Pam but one fundraising effort is currently creating a real buzz. Inventors of crowdfunding success story Flow™ Hive, are raffling off the very first of their revolutionary new beehives to come off the production […]

Impact of extreme weather must be front of mind for Prime Minister’s emissions taskforce

26 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam will urge the Abbott Government’s special emissions taskforce to agree an emissions target that will help reduce the impact of climate change on the world’s poorest people, who are already bearing the brunt of greater droughts, floods, hunger and disease. The Prime Minister’s taskforce will begin asking for advice this week on how far […]