CAMPAIGNS AND ADVOCACY

‘Pee-power’ to light camps in disaster zones

5 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity. The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are […]

National Close the Gap Day: Australians call for action

3 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Close The Gap Campaign Co-Chairs Kirstie Parker and Mick Gooda are urging Australians from all walks of life to take part in National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March, calling for an end to health inequality.

Cutting remittance lifeline will deepen Somali crisis, Oxfam

19 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The impending closure of the last bank accounts used to transfer money from Australia to thousands of vulnerable families in Somalia is part of a global trend that could push millions of people deeper into poverty, a new report released by Oxfam says.

Aid report proves need to reverse cuts

12 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Government’s first annual report on the performance of the Australian Aid Program highlights why they must reverse cuts to the aid budget, Oxfam said today.

Close the Gap campaign calls on PM to ‘match fine words with action’

11 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Today’s announcement of the implementation of a Health Plan by the Prime Minister in his Closing the Gap address to Parliament is a step forward on the long journey to ending health inequality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Close the Gap Campaign said today. Close the Gap Co-Chair and Aboriginal and Torres […]

Message to PM: Don’t downgrade Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

11 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

On a day when the ‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs’ reports on progress towards Closing the Gap, Oxfam is urging Tony Abbott not to make even more cuts to his government’s investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health after $160 million was slashed from the Budget last year. Oxfam Australia’s Indigenous Policy Advisor Dr […]

Australians can speak up for Indigenous health equality by taking part in National Close the Gap Day

29 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is inviting Australians of all ages and backgrounds across the country to show support for Indigenous health equality by taking part in National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March. Oxfam Australia’s Indigenous policy advisor Dr Peter Lewis said more than 150,000 people took part in 1298 separate National Close the Gap Day events […]

Call for post-Ebola recovery plan to prevent double disaster

27 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government and the international community to develop a multi-million dollar post-Ebola recovery plan to put the West Africa countries hit by the crisis back on their feet.

Inequality explodes – Richest 1% will own more than all the rest by 2016

20 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The richest 1 per cent of the world’s population will have more combined wealth than the remaining 99 per cent of people next year unless the rapid rise of inequality is stopped, Oxfam warned today ahead of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos this week.

Hottest year on record confirms concerns for developing countries

17 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s declaration overnight that 2014 was the hottest year globally on record illustrates a deeply concerning trend for developing countries already feeling the heat of climate change.