Responding to today’s announcement by Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek that Labor will reverse $224 million of cuts to the aid budget, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam is an organisation that advocates on behalf of some of the poorest people in the world. People in a daily struggle for […]
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Today’s revelation that the key national representative body of Indigenous Australians will no longer be funded by the Turnbull Government is a blow to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities across the country, Oxfam said today.
Experts including Thomas Piketty and Jeff Sachs call for more tax transparency More than 300 leading economists from 30 countries have today written to world leaders warning that there is no economic justification for allowing tax havens to continue, and urging them to bring an end to offshore financial secrecy. The letter comes ahead of […]
Oxfam welcomes the announcement by the Australian Government to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
Responding to the 2016 Federal Budget, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The Turnbull Government has provided no new money to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians faced with shorter life expectancy and dramatically higher incarceration rates. “Despite the ongoing crisis in incarceration rates, child removal rates […]
New measures to combat multinational profit-shifting announced in the Federal Budget fall short of the bold action needed to tackle the global scale of the problem, Oxfam said tonight. Oxfam Australia’s Budget spokesperson Joy Kyriacou said from Canberra that while steps to tackle profit-shifting were a good start, the Australian Government’s failure to properly fix […]
Responding to the Australian Labor Party’s Climate Change Action Plan, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Labor’s targets are clearly a welcome improvement on what the Turnbull Government is currently committed to, but they are not yet consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the level of action that will be […]
Oxfam today welcomed reports the Australian Government will initiate a public register to reveal the true owners of shell companies. “This is a long-awaited move, that when instituted, will bring Australia into line with the actions taken by other countries, including the United Kingdom,” Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said. “A public register […]
Australia’s actions on climate change fall woefully short of the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Government must immediately lift its game, Oxfam has said, as world leaders prepare to formally sign the agreement in New York next week.
Fiji faces further extreme weather today as Tropical Cyclone Zena threatens to damage already weakened buildings and crops, and heavy rains bring “catastrophic” flooding, just over a month after the country was hit by Cyclone Winston.