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Public pessimism and misunderstanding could undermine fight against global poverty

In the past 20 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved, but the vast majority of Australians and people around the world think the opposite is true. A new global survey published by Dutch research firm Motivaction reveals that 89 per cent of Australians, and 87 per cent of […]

Coalition’s foreign policy ignores aid

Responding to the Coalition’s announcement on its foreign policy agenda, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “We are disappointed that the Coalition’s foreign policy announcement fails to address calls to increase funding for overseas development assistance at a time when recent cuts have taken Australia to the least generous we have ever been. […]

Federal Budget: tax dodging and aid cuts stoke global inequality and poverty

New measures to combat multinational profit-shifting announced in the Federal Budget fall short of the bold action needed to tackle the global scale of the problem, Oxfam said tonight. Oxfam Australia’s Budget spokesperson Joy Kyriacou said from Canberra that while steps to tackle profit-shifting were a good start, the Australian Government’s failure to properly fix […]

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.

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