CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY

Oxfam on flood watch in Solomon Islands

2 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year.

China’s ambitious contribution to tackling climate change turns up the heat on Australian Government

1 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

In one of the most anticipated announcements ahead of the Paris climate negotiations later this year, China has submitted an ambitious plan for curbing its emissions and dealing with climate change impacts. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said China, the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, has just submitted its Intended […]

Australia’s aid to rebuild Nepal falls short

26 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s pledge to the recovery of earthquake-rocked Nepal at a Kathmandu donor conference yesterday has been dwarfed by more generous members of the international community, Oxfam said today.

Nepal must be rebuilt stronger, Oxfam  

25 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government and the international community must support the Nepalese Government to grasp a golden opportunity to rebuild the country to be more resilient to future disasters, Oxfam said ahead of a donors’ conference in Kathmandu today.

Pope connects climate change with inequality

18 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Protecting the world’s environment is the top of the Vatican’s agenda as today the Holy City released Pope Francis’ Encyclical that for the first time focuses on climate change. In the correspondence, His Holiness stressed the need for us to improve our ways in order to prevent catastrophic climate change and stem growing inequality. As […]

Tony Abbott at crossroads of climate action

16 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

‘Prime Minister Tony Abbott’ faced the crossroads of climate action on the front lawn outside Parliament House on Tuesday 16 June at 9.30am. Ahead of an expected Cabinet meeting this week (wb 15 June) to discuss Australia’s post-2020 emissions reductions targets, Oxfam is highlighting the urgent need for action on climate change, as the countdown […]

International humanitarian agencies: Permanent Yemen ceasefire needed now to safeguard millions

12 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday June 14th in Geneva.

Time running out to get aid to Nepalis before Monsoon

11 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Time is running out for aid workers to get vital assistance and pre-positioned supplies to people affected by the Nepal earthquakes, with the monsoon season about to start and tens of thousands of people still living outdoors in makeshift shelters.

Australian Government an embarrassment at climate change talks

4 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government has embarrassed itself as it continued to duck legitimate questions about its climate policies and targets during a critical UN climate meeting underway in Bonn. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said the Australian Government was criticised earlier in the week for providing vague, incomplete and at times misleading […]

Australia ducks questions on climate policies, leaves ‘heavy lifting’ to others: Oxfam

1 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government, which is facing a grilling at this week’s UN climate meeting in Bonn, has submitted answers to questions about its climate policies lodged earlier in the year by countries including China and the US. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said the government’s responses so far raised more questions […]