Responding to reports in The Australian newspaper today that the Treasurer has labelled some of the poorest people in Australia as the nation’s “taxed-nots”, Oxfam chief executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “It is alarming that the Australian Government plans to demonise the country’s poor as the ‘taxed-nots’, when one in three large companies reported on […]
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Oxfam Australia is calling for the Australian Government to commit to a time frame for the resettlement of the agreed 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq. Chief Executive Helen Szoke said it’s been almost a year since the Government committed to resettle Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Australia. “The announcement was made last September and […]
Australia must triple its annual humanitarian intake within five years in the face of the unprecedented number of men, women and children forced to flee their homes, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke said Australia was the 12th richest nation on earth, yet hosted a shameful 0.2 per cent of […]
Responding to allegations about the degrading and horrific abuse of children in detention in Queensland, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
“The reports which have emerged today of the abhorrent treatment of children in two detention centres in Queensland come less than a month after the ABC exposed similarly cruel practices at the Don Dale facility in Darwin.
Responding to reports that Australian and Papua New Guinean officials have agreed to shut down the Manus Island detention centre, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
Oxfam, Care, Handicap International, Mercy Corps, Intersos and Save the Children condemn the Saudi-led coalition airstrike today on a hospital supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Abs, in Hajja governorate. The six agencies call for an independent investigation on this attack, the fourth of its kind on an MSF-supported facility in Yemen in less […]
Responding to reports on the shocking scale of abuse being inflicted on children held in offshore detention on Nauru, Oxfam Australia’s Director of Public Engagement Pam Anders said: “Evidence of the systemic and cruel abuse being suffered by children and families on Nauru should compel the Australian Government to close the dysfunctional offshore detention centre,” […]
Six aid agencies today expressed their disappointment that the Saudi-led Coalition has not been put back on the UN’s list of parties responsible for grave violations against children in Yemen.
Warring parties, international community and UN peacekeeping force must do more to protect civilians and aid agencies
Following the shocking revelations on last night’s Four Corners program and the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning of a Royal Commission, Oxfam is calling for a real commitment to change the record on the appalling over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly children. “The revelations and graphic footage of cruelty and torture of […]