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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 […]

Back to school: Aussie brands benefit while women paid poverty wages

The leading brands selling uniforms as Australian families prepare to get back to school are turning over billions of dollars each year, while the women working making the clothes are paid poverty wages and struggling to give their children the basics, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia labour rights manager Joy Kyriacou said Kmart, Target, […]

Aussies tired of going overboard at Christmas: research

New Oxfam research has found that Australians dread the mass consumption associated with Christmas (facing the crowds at shopping centres and giving and receiving unnecessary gifts) and the majority would consider making changes to how they do Christmas if it would help the environment.

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