CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY
28 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media
The amount of people going hungry has dropped by 167 million in the last decade, according to new figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The total number of hungry people in the world is now 795 million – which is still 1 in 9 people. Oxfam’s food and climate policy advisor Kelly Dent […]
13 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media
Closing the appalling life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians has become harder under the Abbott Government with last night’s Federal Budget failing to reverse the cuts made to Indigenous Affairs last year, Oxfam said today. Oxfam’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Rights Policy Advisor Dr Peter Lewis said it was profoundly disappointing […]
12 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media
The Australian Government’s desperate gouging of the aid budget has created a lose-lose scenario that will cut vital programs helping some of the world’s poorest and also harm Australia’s interests, Oxfam said.
8 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media
The looming cuts to aid in next week’s Federal Budget pose a risk to the ability of aid agencies to prepare for and respond to disasters, Oxfam warned today.
7 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media
Oxfam is inviting Aboriginal women from North East Arnhem Land to participate in its Straight Talk regional gathering from 25 – 27 July in Nhulunbuy. Oxfam’s Straight Talk regional gatherings throughout the country aim to build on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s skills to engage with the political system in order to make positive […]
20 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media
Oxfam has vehemently condemned yesterday’s Coalition airstrike on an Oxfam warehouse in Saada Governorate in northern Yemen.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]