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Oxfam deeply saddened

Oxfam Australia understands the body found by police today in Fawkner was that of our valued and dear colleague, Talha Wahab, who went missing 17 days ago. We are deeply saddened by this news. Tahla was a well-liked and highly regarded member of Oxfam, and he will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences go to his […]

Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures, putting millions at risk of hunger

While Australian farmers nervously wait to see how a forecast El Niño might affect food production, Oxfam’s new report finds that at least ten million poor people around the world, including at least 2 million people in the Pacific, face hunger this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change […]

BHP climate change report signals further momentum ahead of Paris talks

BHP Billiton’s climate change report released overnight sends a strong message to governments that big business is taking climate change seriously, but its assumption that fossil fuels will be the major source of electricity in coming decades should be challenged, Oxfam said today. BHP Billiton’s report, Climate Change Portfolio Analysis, calls for a strong outcome […]

Australia agrees on goals to end global poverty, but achieving them will take real action  

Oxfam has welcomed Australia’s adoption of a new set of United Nations global goals that seek to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years. But the international organisation warned the goals would not be reached without real political will from all countries, and a disruption of business as usual.

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