NEWS

Coal is not ‘good for humanity’: new report

29 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

A new Oxfam report challenges mining industry spin about coal and poverty, showing clearly that coal is not the solution to improving energy access in developing countries.

Nepal earthquake 3 months on: Women fear abuse

25 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Despite significant work to ensure the safety of earthquake survivors in Nepal, many women are living in fear of a secondary threat of abuse, three months on from the disaster, Oxfam said.

Aboriginal Women from North East Arnhem Land do some Straight Talking

23 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aboriginal women from throughout North East Arnhem Land will come together in Nhulunbuy to build their skills in engaging with politicians as part of Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk gathering. The gathering will take place from Saturday 25 July to Monday 27 July. Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk coordinator Rebecca Harnett said 30 women from all works […]

Labor’s climate leadership vital to tackling climate change: Oxfam

22 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Labor’s new climate policy goal set to be unveiled this weekend shows the leadership that is vital to tackle climate change that is driving poor people around the world deeper into poverty, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said it also highlighted the deep inadequacy of the government’s […]

Rich countries provide a poor outcome at Addis

16 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia was among the wealthy nations who failed to back poorer countries in their calls for stronger global tax reform at a UN meeting on Finance for Development, despite their tough talk on tax avoidance, Oxfam said.

Australia’s retreat on tax reform will hurt poor

13 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s quiet but rapid backpedal on global tax reform ahead of an international meeting on the issue today will seriously hamper efforts to eradicate poverty.

Post-MDGs: Australia must rejoin poverty fight

7 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The fight against poverty will never be won unless countries like Australia rediscover the bold political leadership that forged and delivered the Millennium Development Goals, Oxfam said in response to the release of the UN’s final MDG progress report today.

Oxfam on flood watch in Solomon Islands

2 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year.

China’s ambitious contribution to tackling climate change turns up the heat on Australian Government

1 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

In one of the most anticipated announcements ahead of the Paris climate negotiations later this year, China has submitted an ambitious plan for curbing its emissions and dealing with climate change impacts. Oxfam Australia’s climate change policy advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said China, the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, has just submitted its Intended […]

Australia’s aid to rebuild Nepal falls short

26 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s pledge to the recovery of earthquake-rocked Nepal at a Kathmandu donor conference yesterday has been dwarfed by more generous members of the international community, Oxfam said today.