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 […]
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More than 1200 people are preparing themselves for a gruelling endurance challenge through the Perth Hills in support of people living in poverty next week. On Friday, October 9, more than 200 teams of 4 will tackle one of Australia’s toughest charity events, Oxfam Trailwalker Perth.
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 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 […]
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.
The announcement of a dedicated Minister for International Development and the Pacific is a welcome move that must be backed up with increased investment in the portfolio, Oxfam Australia has said.
Oxfam has welcomed a strong statement from some of Australia’s largest and most influential companies acknowledging the key role business must play in tackling climate change and the need for Australia to play its fair part in global action.
The generosity of donors throughout the world has enabled Oxfam Australia to help 25,000 people in Vanuatu since Tropical Cyclone Pam struck six months ago.
Pacific Island leaders have refused to negotiate on their survival, despite pressure by Australia and New Zealand at the Pacific Islands Forum to weaken the Pacific position on climate change.
Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s u-turn on compassion for refugees with its announcement of a one-off intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees and an additional $44 million in humanitarian funding for the Syria crisis, but said it was disappointed that the government hadn’t gone further.