CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women meet to Straight Talk in Victoria

1 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over Victoria will meet in Melbourne today for the state’s first-ever regional Straight Talk, a gathering which supports indigenous women to make positive changes in their communities through political influence.

IPCC report heightens warning of climate change impact on food security

31 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

A major new scientific assessment released today by the UN’s top climate scientists presents climate change not as a distant, future threat to food availability, but as a clear and present danger that highlights a major reversal in the fight against hunger.

Climate change set to worsen hunger: new report

25 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades and our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge, according to an Oxfam report released today.

An estimated 150,000 gather for Close the Gap Day in largest show of support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality

20 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The record numbers of Australians showing their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality send a clear message that the community expects Indigenous health to remain a national priority in the lead-up to the federal budget, the Close the Gap Campaign said today.

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

19 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and beverage company, today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening in its supply chain after more than 272,000 people signed petitions and took action as part of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights.

Three years on and the crisis continues to escalate in Syria

14 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate and moves into its fourth year, Australia is being urged now more than ever to deliver desperately needed assistance.

Australia’s $4 million contribution to Central African Republic to make a critical difference

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of $4 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

Australians speak up as record numbers set to gather for National Close the Gap Day

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

More than 100,000 Australians will hold or attend a record number of events around the country next Thursday (20 March) to remind politicians of their commitment to close the gap on health inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Australia must meet its fair share of global emissions reductions, says Oxfam

27 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia is calling on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to meet its international responsibilities on climate change in the wake of the Climate Change Authority’s Targets and Progress Review out today.

G20 makes progress on international tax reform but must do more for low-income countries

23 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Progress by G20 Finance Ministers toward tackling the issue of multinational tax avoidance has been welcomed by Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke, though there is a need for more specifics on how and when low-income countries will benefit.