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Oxfam welcomes interim report of Independent Commission on safeguarding

Oxfam International welcomes the publication of the Independent Commission’s interim report as an important step that will help it tackle the root causes of abuse, including issues arising from power imbalances within its confederation. The report is published today as Oxfam sets out further progress towards its Ten-Point Plan, announced in February 2018, of which […]

Oxfam applauds Labor’s commitment to lift Australian aid

Responding to commitments in the ALP National Platform that Labor will boost Australia’s overseas aid program by a percentage of gross national income (GNI) every year it is in government if successful at the next election, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Today’s commitment made at the Labor Party National Conference is the […]

Dr Helen Szoke’s leadership acknowledged by the Australian Institute of International Affairs

Responding to the announcement that she has been honoured as a 2018 Fellow of Australia’s foreign policy think tank, the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke AO said: “It’s an honour to be recognised by the Institute. These awards not only acknowledge my contribution to the international development […]

Oxfam Trailwalker: done and dusted

The last superstar walkers from the Oxfam Trailwalker Perth event crossed the finish line at 3.20 this morning at Forrestfield, wrapping up another spectacular Oxfam Trailwalker weekend. More than 600 participants trekked through the gorgeous Perth Hills from Friday to Sunday, raising more than $450,000 for Oxfam’s work tackling poverty in communities around the world. […]

Oxfam and local partners prepared to respond as Mangkhut makes landfall

Oxfam and its local partner organisation in the Philippines, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) witnessed the destructive force of Super Typhoon Mangkhut today, known locally as Ompong, which made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 1.40am local time. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bringing with it high winds and nonstop torrential rains as it heads towards Luzon […]

Oxfam training 119 staff to become investigators as part of package to strengthen safeguarding worldwide

Independent Commission appointed and Safeguarding review on track Initial training for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators Staff reference systems introduced with enhanced pre-employment checks Whistle-blowing reporting lines in five languages Oxfam has held initial training courses for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators as part of its Ten-Point Action Plan launched in […]

Oxfam welcomes ACFID Review into sexual misconduct

Responding to today’s launch of the Australian Council for International Development’s (ACFID’s) independent review into prevention of sexual misconduct, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam welcome’s ACFID independent review into the prevention of sexual misconduct in the development sector.  It’s critical that we do everything we can to ensure that those with […]

Tax cuts for big business should be buried for good

Responding to reports that the Federal Government has deferred its plans for corporate tax cuts, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The proposed $65 billion hand-out to big business will only fuel a global race to the bottom on corporate tax rates and undermine attempts to tackle inequality and poverty, both in Australia […]

Oxfam International announces Zainab Bangura and Katherine Sierra to co-lead Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct

Zainab Bangura, a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, and Katherine Sierra, a former Vice-President of the World Bank, will co-chair an Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change, Oxfam International said today. The Independent Commission has been formed in response to incidents of sexual misconduct by Oxfam staff in countries including […]

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