NEWS

Water of major concern as recovery efforts underway in Solomon Islands

9 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

With recovery efforts in Honiara and its surrounds underway following devastating flooding, there is growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

IPCC report heightens warning of climate change impact on food security

31 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

A major new scientific assessment released today by the UN’s top climate scientists presents climate change not as a distant, future threat to food availability, but as a clear and present danger that highlights a major reversal in the fight against hunger.

Climate change set to worsen hunger: new report

25 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades and our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge, according to an Oxfam report released today.

An estimated 150,000 gather for Close the Gap Day in largest show of support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality

20 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The record numbers of Australians showing their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality send a clear message that the community expects Indigenous health to remain a national priority in the lead-up to the federal budget, the Close the Gap Campaign said today.

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

19 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and beverage company, today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening in its supply chain after more than 272,000 people signed petitions and took action as part of Oxfam’s campaign to urge food and beverage companies to respect community land rights.

Helping Vanuatu respond to Cyclone Lusi

17 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is urgently working to provide assistance in Vanuatu after Cyclone Lusi swept through the region last week killing 10 people and impacting an estimated 20,000 more.

Three years on and the crisis continues to escalate in Syria

14 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate and moves into its fourth year, Australia is being urged now more than ever to deliver desperately needed assistance.

Australians speak up as record numbers set to gather for National Close the Gap Day

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

More than 100,000 Australians will hold or attend a record number of events around the country next Thursday (20 March) to remind politicians of their commitment to close the gap on health inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Australia must meet its fair share of global emissions reductions, says Oxfam

27 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia is calling on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to meet its international responsibilities on climate change in the wake of the Climate Change Authority’s Targets and Progress Review out today.

Reforming international tax system must be priority of G20

21 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The G20 must take necessary steps to reform the international taxation system to stop wealthy tax dodgers, beginning at its Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting this weekend (22-23 Feb) in Sydney.