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Just eight billionaires as wealthy as poorest half of the world

Just eight people own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new Oxfam global report revealing the gap between the super-rich and the poor is far greater than had been feared. Oxfam Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said Australia had not escaped the […]

Typhoon Nina intensifying in Philippines, Oxfam on standby to respond

Typhoon Nina is intensifying to a possible category four cyclone as the Philippines braces for the tropical storm to hit with destructive winds and heavy rain on Christmas Day. The typhoon, also named Nock-ten, entered the Philippines area yesterday and is intensifying as it bears down to make landfall in the Bicol Region tomorrow. Oxfam […]

Tax havens stashing billions in Australian corporate tax

More than $4 billion in Australian tax is being shifted by Australian-based multinationals into the world’s 15 worst corporate tax havens each year, depriving public coffers of revenue that could be spent on schools, hospitals and tackling poverty, new Oxfam research has revealed. Oxfam has named the worst tax havens for encouraging multinational corporate tax […]

Guidelines for charities welcomed by Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission’s publication of guidelines for charities regarding their supply chains. Given the issues that have come to light in the fundraising sector recently, proper scrutiny of supply chains is essential in order for workers to be treated ethically and receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s […]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women head to Canberra for Straight Talk

Inspiring and passionate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all walks of life and all over the country are heading to Canberra in two weeks for some Straight Talking with female politicians. More than 80 Indigenous women – from remote islands in the Torres Strait, to far-flung communities in the Northern Territory and Broome […]

Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti is worsening, Oxfam delivering urgent aid

Oxfam teams are distributing aid in some of the worst-affected areas of Haiti as the scale of destruction left in the trail of Hurricane Matthew emerges. Oxfam Australia humanitarian response coordinator Richard Simpson said there was an urgent need for an international response in Haiti, where at at least 350,000 people had been left in […]

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