Oxfam is urging the Prime Minister to resist the pressure to overhaul the approach to closing the gap on Indigenous health.
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Australia’s pledge of humanitarian aid to Syria has been put into perspective by the generosity of other rich countries, and further funding must be committed as soon as possible, Oxfam said.
Australian international aid and community sector agencies today united behind churches
across the country who are opening their doors to asylum seekers facing removal back
to offshore detention centres.
Australia and other rich countries must increase flat-lining aid support to the millions of Syrians affected by conflict when they meet in London this week, Oxfam said.
The news that Australia is one of 31 countries to sign an agreement in Paris to confidentially share tax information on multinational companies is only a baby step towards greater tax transparency, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia’s Finance for Development Manager Joy Kyriacou said much more needed to be done to create a more […]
International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have reportedly been dying of starvation. Aid is also today being delivered to other besieged areas including Fua’a and Kafraya. Agencies warned however that only a complete end […]
Tropical Cyclone Ula could bring further heartache to people hit by Cyclone Pam last year as it passes close to Vanuatu’s southern islands this afternoon.
The Australian Government has missed a golden opportunity for innovation and investment by failing to reverse its aid budget cuts, Oxfam said following today’s release of the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook. Despite the Prime Minister recently making innovation a key part of his government’s agenda in order to find new ways to power up […]
Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking hold in Australia’s backyard and around the world due to a super-charged El Niño, Oxfam said today.
The announcement by Prime Minister Turnbull that Australia will contribute at least $1bn over the next five years to support vulnerable countries to adapt to climate change and its impacts represents no increase above Australia’s previous contributions, Oxfam says. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke, who will be in Paris for the second week […]