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Oxfam voices serious concerns on Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill

Appearing today before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security supplementary public consultation on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill, Oxfam Australia’s Public Policy and Advocacy Manager Rachel Ball said: “Advocating to the Government and public is an important part of Oxfam’s work in empowering communities and tackling poverty, and without significant amendments we […]

Oxfam calls for Electoral Matters Bill to be scrapped

Responding to the report published today by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, Oxfam Australia Head of Public Policy and Advocacy Rachel Ball said: “Along with many major Australian not-for-profits and charities, Oxfam is calling for the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill to be withdrawn for extensive redrafting and proper consultation. “Despite the […]

Almost the population of Australia forced from homes annually by extreme weather – Oxfam

An average of 21.8 million people were forced from their homes each year between 2008 and 2016 by extreme weather disasters around the world – almost the population of Australia, according to Oxfam. In the report “Uprooted by Climate Change,” published today, Oxfam illustrates the ruthless injustice of climate change. People in low and lower-middle […]

New energy policy will push more people into poverty: Oxfam

Responding to reports that the Federal Government will scrap plans for a clean energy target, Oxfam Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “Against the backdrop of devastating hurricanes, severe drought across East Africa and determined leadership from our Pacific Island neighbours, the Federal Government is poised to walk even further away from meaningful action […]

Climate change a grave and confronting threat to Torres Strait Islanders

Climate change is posing a grave threat to islands in Australia’s remote Torres Strait, underscoring urgent calls for Australia to do more to end its climate pollution, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said. Dr Szoke, who recently returned from visiting the Torres Strait, said the islands were made up of strong, flourishing communities, but […]

Oxfam welcomes launch of Australian Humanitarian Partnership

Oxfam welcomed today’s launch of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Government’s long-term funding commitment. At the launch event, held at the Australian Aid warehouse in Brisbane, Minister Bishop announced a five-year $50 million commitment to support humanitarian efforts through six trusted Australian humanitarian organisations and partners, including Oxfam. […]

Adani mine will drive more people into poverty: Oxfam

Responding to reports that Adani has given final investment approval for its controversial Carmichael mega mine in Queensland, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Make no mistake, Adani’s proposed mine is a disaster for the world’s poor. More coal will drive more people into poverty through the devastating consequences of climate change and […]

Oxfam condemns US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Responding to US President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The US withdrawal from Paris is a grave injustice and historic act of recklessness. But it will not derail the world’s response to climate change. From India to the Pacific, countries are determined in their […]

Oxfam poised to help after deadly landslides in Colombia

Responding to reports that more than 200 people are dead and a similar number missing a result of the mudslides in Colombia on the weekend, Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Support Unit Manger Meg Quartermaine said: “Flooding and mudslides in the town of Mocca, the result of heavy rains in Colombia’s Putumayo region, have killed more than […]

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