One in nine people still going hungry

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 […]

Brakes put on closing the gap in Indigenous health in Federal Budget

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 […]

Nobody wins in largest ever aid cuts

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.

Aid cuts will damage disaster responses

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.

Calling Aboriginal Women from North East Arnhem Land to gather for Straight Talk

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 […]

Oxfam condemns aid warehouse bombing in Yemen

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.

Global aid ranking puts Australia to shame  

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.

Billions in private World Bank ‘development projects’ harming communities around the world

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 […]

Oxfam urges Australian government to give its fair share of aid to Syria

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 […]

Westpac’s closure of vital lifeline could be catastrophic for Somalia – Oxfam

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 […]