Responding to reports in The Australian newspaper today that the Treasurer has labelled some of the poorest people in Australia as the nation’s “taxed-nots”, Oxfam chief executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “It is alarming that the Australian Government plans to demonise the country’s poor as the ‘taxed-nots’, when one in three large companies reported on […]
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Responding to allegations about the degrading and horrific abuse of children in detention in Queensland, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
“The reports which have emerged today of the abhorrent treatment of children in two detention centres in Queensland come less than a month after the ABC exposed similarly cruel practices at the Don Dale facility in Darwin.
Escalating violence in South Sudan which has tragically claimed lives and posed ongoing serious threats to civilians is to be condemned, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.
Oxfam Australia this month launches $1 Day, a national event aiming to raise $500,000 to give people around the world the lifesaving gift of clean water.
Oxfam’s Director of Public Engagement, Pam Anders, said one in eight people cannot access clean water claiming more lives over the past century than any other health issue.
Responding to reports today on multinational tax dodging, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
“In reports today the Australian Tax Office (ATO) deputy commissioner Michael Cranston himself acknowledges that the ATO can only go so far in tracking down the tax-dodging big end of town.
Oxfam is calling on Australians to help change the world in an instant with the release of its new Instant Coffee. Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said switching everyday purchases such as coffee was the easiest way for Australians to instantly help change the world.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]