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Oxfam Australia’s Response to Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Press Club address

TAX: Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Given the PM’s focus on innovation, the government’s approach to economic management is unexpectedly old-school. “Here’s an idea that’s ‘outside the box’ – multinational corporate taxation, and tackling tax dodging. “Despite the Treasurer saying the government is cracking down on multinational tax dodging, the current multinational […]

MYEFO: Golden aid opportunity missed

The Australian Government has missed a golden opportunity for innovation and investment by failing to reverse its aid budget cuts, Oxfam said following today’s release of the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook. Despite the Prime Minister recently making innovation a key part of his government’s agenda in order to find new ways to power up […]

Australia agrees on goals to end global poverty, but achieving them will take real action  

Oxfam has welcomed Australia’s adoption of a new set of United Nations global goals that seek to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years. But the international organisation warned the goals would not be reached without real political will from all countries, and a disruption of business as usual.

Innovatively Low? Talk of more aid cuts undermines launch of new aid innovation hub

Today’s launch by Julie Bishop of an innovation focus for the Australian Aid program has been undermined by leaks suggesting more cuts to the aid budget. Oxfam Public Engagement Director Pam Anders said innovation was indeed vital to overcome the challenges that stood in the way of a fairer, more prosperous and more secure region […]

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