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 today welcomed reports the Australian Government will initiate a public register to reveal the true owners of shell companies. “This is a long-awaited move, that when instituted, will bring Australia into line with the actions taken by other countries, including the United Kingdom,” Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said. “A public register […]
Oxfam has deployed an expert assessment team to determine its full response to a major earthquake that struck off the coast of Ecuador on the evening of 16 April (local time).
Australia’s actions on climate change fall woefully short of the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Government must immediately lift its game, Oxfam has said, as world leaders prepare to formally sign the agreement in New York next week.
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 […]
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 […]
Fiji faces further extreme weather today as Tropical Cyclone Zena threatens to damage already weakened buildings and crops, and heavy rains bring “catastrophic” flooding, just over a month after the country was hit by Cyclone Winston.
Responding to revelations of the Panama Papers today Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
“The Panama Papers lay bare the murky underside of a system that allows big business and the super rich to hide billions that they should be paying in tax.
Oxfam is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across Australia to participate in a week-long national summit in Canberra to build skills to engage with the political system in order to make positive changes in their communities.
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 […]