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Australian Government’s increase to funding welcome but refugee intake doesn’t go far enough

Oxfam has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement in New York of further funding for refugees globally, but is concerned the increase to Australia’s humanitarian intake has not risen. Oxfam’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke is disappointed there is no actual increase to Australia’s humanitarian intake. “Tony Abbott announced this increase from 13,750 to 18,750 refugees […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth a record-breaker

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth teams have conquered their weekend endurance challenge in a record-breaking finish while raising nearly $650,000 to help people in the global fight against poverty and inequality. The annual event came to a close this morning when Team South Perth Rotaract Trailblazers crossed the finish line in Forrestfield after just over 17 hours […]

First team crosses the finish line in a record-breaker at Oxfam Trailwalker Perth

The first team powered across the finish line in record-breaking time at Oxfam Trailwalker Perth last night, with hundreds of walkers following in their footsteps through the scenic foothills today. Team “4x4x24” took 12 hours and 56 minutes to complete the 100km trail, running through the finishing post in Forrestfield at 7.56pm. The team – […]

Australia must do far more for Pacific Island neighbours on climate – Oxfam

Despite a promising announcement today of an increase in funding to help Pacific Island countries facing the devastating impacts of climate change, Oxfam has warned Australia still has a long way to go to meet its responsibilities. Oxfam climate change adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $300 million, four-year package […]

Australia must follow UK and make country-by-country tax reporting public

Australia must put tough talk into action and follow the United Kingdom’s move to force multinational corporations dodging billions of dollars in taxes to publish country-by-country financial reports, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the Conservative Government in the UK had last night accepted an amendment to legislation […]

Unmet and underfunded – report finds Australia failing Pacific on climate

Australia is lagging behind other developed nations and has failed to increase its contributions to international climate finance as our neighbours in the Pacific face a fight for survival, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Releasing independent research into the adequacy and effectiveness of climate finance, Oxfam Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said Australia could […]

MEDIA COMMENT: Don’t post your coffee pods, buy Oxfam’s biodegradable Fairtrade product instead

Responding to reports that Nespresso® enlisted Australia Post to enable people to recycle their aluminium coffee pods via the mail, Oxfam Australia General Manager Julia Sumner said: “We encourage consumers to think about the excessive cost and negative environmental impacts of buying aluminium coffee pods which cannot be recycled using a curb-side recycling program but […]

Apple ruling a lesson for Australia on how to clean up murky corporate tax practices

Responding to reports the European Commission has ordered US tech giant Apple to repay a record 13 billion euros (AU$19.73 billion) in back taxes after ruling a series of Irish tax deals were illegal, Oxfam’s Fair Economies Advocacy Manager Joy Kyriacou said:
“This ruling by the European Commission shows how much the public lose out when big companies do the wrong thing and governments don’t step in and stop them.

Australian multinationals are the real “taxed-nots”: Oxfam

Responding to reports in The Australian newspaper today that the Treasurer has labelled some of the poorest people in Australia as the nation’s “taxed-nots”, Oxfam chief executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “It is alarming that the Australian Government plans to demonise the country’s poor as the ‘taxed-nots’, when one in three large companies reported on […]

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