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 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 […]
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 […]
Responding to new data released today by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The ATO data revealing that 36 per cent of large companies paid no tax at all in the 2014-15 financial year is damning evidence of the need for tougher action on corporate tax avoidance. “While […]
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 […]
Seven leading fashion retailers in Australia are continuing to hide where their clothes are made by refusing to publish the names and locations of the factories they use around the globe, Oxfam’s latest ‘Naughty or Nice’ list has revealed in the lead-up to Christmas.
On the eve of the Paris Agreement entering into force tomorrow and governments heading to Morocco for the first crucial talks on its implementation, international aid agency Oxfam is calling on Australia to start living up to its responsibilities and face the reality of the immense risks in our region.
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 […]
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 […]
Oxfam stands ready to respond to Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, should it be requested, as it bears down on the Caribbean. The hurricane is moving north very slowly at just 9 km/h and is predicted to pass just east of Jamaica before hitting both Haiti and Cuba. Oxfam Australia’s Humanitarian Manager Meg Quartermaine said Hurricane […]