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Labor’s climate change policy leaves room for improvement

Responding to the Australian Labor Party’s Climate Change Action Plan, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Labor’s targets are clearly a welcome improvement on what the Turnbull Government is currently committed to, but they are not yet consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the level of action that will be […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne teams raise more than $2.3 million to fight poverty

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne finished just after 8am today with more than 690 teams completing the gruelling 100 kilometres endurance challenge. The last team, the Toasties, crossed the line at a time of 46 hours and 38 minutes and the fastest team, 456, came in on Friday night in 10 hours and 56 minutes. Almost all […]

A 100 kilometres on, the first Oxfam Trailwalker team crosses the finish line

The first team to complete the 14th annual Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne, a 100 kilometre endurance challenge, made it in 12 hours and 9 minutes overnight. The four members of Team 26 – Melbourne Midday Milers – finished just before 7pm, after an early start at Jells Park in Wheelers Hill. Co-Team captain Adrian Hoel, from […]

Equivalent of a quarter of Australia’s population at risk of famine in Yemen

The equivalent of more than a quarter of Australia’s population is on the brink of starvation in Yemen after a year of devastating conflict, Oxfam said today. The scarcity of food caused by the fighting compounded by a looming financial crisis, risks pushing millions into famine. Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Advocacy Lead Nicole Bieske said the […]

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