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Helen Szoke announces retirement

One of Australia’s most powerful advocates for foreign aid, international development, human rights and equality, Dr Helen Szoke, is retiring, Oxfam Australia’s Board Chair Dennis Goldner announced today. Dr Szoke started as Chief Executive in January 2013, after serving as Australia’s Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner and Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner. Her outstanding […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Just eight billionaires as wealthy as poorest half of the world

Just eight people own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new Oxfam global report revealing the gap between the super-rich and the poor is far greater than had been feared. Oxfam Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said Australia had not escaped the […]

Guidelines for charities welcomed by Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission’s publication of guidelines for charities regarding their supply chains. Given the issues that have come to light in the fundraising sector recently, proper scrutiny of supply chains is essential in order for workers to be treated ethically and receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s […]

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women head to Canberra for Straight Talk

Inspiring and passionate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all walks of life and all over the country are heading to Canberra in two weeks for some Straight Talking with female politicians. More than 80 Indigenous women – from remote islands in the Torres Strait, to far-flung communities in the Northern Territory and Broome […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth a record-breaker

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth teams have conquered their weekend endurance challenge in a record-breaking finish while raising nearly $650,000 to help people in the global fight against poverty and inequality. The annual event came to a close this morning when Team South Perth Rotaract Trailblazers crossed the finish line in Forrestfield after just over 17 hours […]

First team crosses the finish line in a record-breaker at Oxfam Trailwalker Perth

The first team powered across the finish line in record-breaking time at Oxfam Trailwalker Perth last night, with hundreds of walkers following in their footsteps through the scenic foothills today. Team “4x4x24” took 12 hours and 56 minutes to complete the 100km trail, running through the finishing post in Forrestfield at 7.56pm. The team – […]

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