FOREIGN AID

Rich countries provide a poor outcome at Addis

16 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia was among the wealthy nations who failed to back poorer countries in their calls for stronger global tax reform at a UN meeting on Finance for Development, despite their tough talk on tax avoidance, Oxfam said.

Australia’s retreat on tax reform will hurt poor

13 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s quiet but rapid backpedal on global tax reform ahead of an international meeting on the issue today will seriously hamper efforts to eradicate poverty.

Post-MDGs: Australia must rejoin poverty fight

7 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The fight against poverty will never be won unless countries like Australia rediscover the bold political leadership that forged and delivered the Millennium Development Goals, Oxfam said in response to the release of the UN’s final MDG progress report today.

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.

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.

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

23 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

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 […]

UK more committed to fairness than Australia on aid levels 

10 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

A new lifesaving law passed by the UK Government that ensures 70 pence in every £100 is given in overseas aid highlights the harshness of the Australian Government’s repeated slashing of the aid budget, 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.

Australia must protect the foreign aid budget to reduce the costs of poverty and inequality

1 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam has called on the Australian Government to rule out further raids on the aid budget that would diminish the fight against poverty and inequality, following speculation today that the aid budget might again be in the firing line for cuts.