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Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people in first phase of crisis

16 Nov 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aid agency working closely with local partners and community leaders in unprecedented operation International aid agency Oxfam is working to help 100,000 people in desperate need of water, basic sanitation and shelter in the areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke, said families were desperate for basic essentials like […]

Aid reaches Typhoon Haiyan survivors as roads open to devastated areas

15 Nov 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Much needed aid is beginning to reach survivors of Typhoon Haiyan desperate for food, water and medicine, after a marked improvement in access to roads, seaports and air strips, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke, currently in the Philippines said aid was now getting through to those in need of basic supplies. […]

Inaugural Trailwalker Perth event attracts 1500 people to start 100km charity challenge

18 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The inaugural Oxfam Trailwalker Perth event will begin this morning, with thousands of gutsy walkers set to tackle a gruelling 100km Western Australian trail over 48 hours. Today, 390 teams of four will walk or run 100km in Western Australian bush from Kalamunda to Chidlow in the Perth Hills, raising money for Oxfam Australia. Oxfam […]

Oxfam urges charitable donations as end of financial year approaches

25 Jun 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

More than $6 million has been donated by Australians to international aid agency Oxfam on the last day of the financial year over the past decade, figures reveal. As the end of the financial year approaches, Oxfam Australia is urging people to consider a charitable donation that could boost their tax return while supporting life-saving […]

Fastest mixed team finish Oxfam’s 100km endurance event in record time

14 Jun 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane team “RedManRunners” finished the 100km trail in 14 hours tonight, a record time for a mixed team of two women and men to finish the Brisbane event. All-male team “Shane’s Holiday Xperience” crossed the finish line first, minus team member Shane Lawley who was forced to pull out early. “RedManRunners” were the […]

Trailwalker Brisbane starts with 1200 people taking on 100km charity challenge

14 Jun 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia’s 3rd Trailwalker Brisbane event will get underway this morning, with the first gutsy walkers set to tackle the 100km trail. Today, 285 teams of four will attempt to walk or run 100km of Queensland bush from Mt Glorious to Mt Coot-tha, through the stunning D’Aguilar National Park. And a survey of Queenslanders, commissioned […]

Australians worry about water bills yet continue to waste water, Oxfam study reveals

12 Jun 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

More than half of Australians are so concerned about water prices, they would consider having no water access at certain times of day to keep their bills down, a new Oxfam Australia study has found. But despite worrying about their rising household bills, more than a third of Australians admitted they still wasted water and […]

Oxfam urges regional schools in Australia to ditch uniforms for a day, and wear blue as part of charity Water Appeal

17 May 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

SCHOOL children across Australia are being urged by international aid agency Oxfam Australia to put away their school uniforms for a day and instead wear blue to fundraise for its June Appeal. This year’s appeal focuses on Oxfam’s life-saving water programs that help Cambodian communities have access to safe clean water. Oxfam Australia Associate Director […]

Launceston Mayor encourages Tasmanians to ‘Go Fair’

10 May 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Launceston’s Mayor is calling on Tasmanians to Go Fair in 2013 by making the switch to fair trade products as part of Fair Trade Fortnight.

To help Tasmanians understand more about how buying fair trade benefits producers in developing countries, the mayor will be speaking at a World Fair Trade Day special event on Saturday 11 May at 12.00pm in the Launceston Mall.

Oxfam urges Coalition to maintain its support for aid

8 Feb 2011 by Oxfam

International development agency Oxfam Australia has urged the Coalition to drop its reported proposal to cut $373m in overseas aid to Africa.