Dr. Helen Szoke, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive in Paypay, Cebu. Hygiene and water purification kits were given to 800 families in the coastal region of Daanbantayan which was badly affected by the typhoon. Photo: Chee Chee Leung/OxfamAUS

Media Contacts

Laurelle Keough

Laurelle Keough, Head of Media

Laurelle leads Oxfam’s media team here in Australia, and is based in Melbourne.

The team covers all areas of Oxfam’s work and seeks to inform the public about our overseas aid and development programs, our response to humanitarian disasters and our advocacy work on issues such as inequality, labour rights, Indigenous rights and the effect of climate change in developing countries.

Prior to working at Oxfam, Laurelle was a media and marketing coordinator with Australian Red Cross, a publicist at ABC TV, and a publicist with Carlton TV in London. She has also been a print journalist in her home state of Queensland, as well as Media Manager at Griffith University.

Phone: +61 (03) 9289 9336
Mobile: +61 0425 701 801
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Alice Plate

Alice Plate, Advocacy and Campaigns Media Coordinator

Alice is Oxfam’s Advocacy and Campaigns Media Coordinator, based in Melbourne.

Alice handles media relating to Oxfam’s work on the Close The Gap campaign, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Program, inequality, climate change, food security, the GROW campaign, development banks and our work on the operation of Australian mines overseas.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Alice was the Media and Communications Adviser to the Minister of Indigenous Health Warren Snowdon, National Communications and Media Manager for the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin and a presenter and reporter for ABC Rural. Alice hails from an Indigenous community in far north South Australia.

Phone: +61 (03) 9289 9382
Mobile: +61 418 873 782
Email: Send email
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Biance Wordley

Bianca Wordley

Bianca Wordley, Fundraising and Public Relations Media Coordinator

Bianca is Oxfam’s Fundraising and Public Relations Media Coordinator, based in Adelaide. She can be contacted for all media enquiries relating to fundraising initiatives, such as Oxfam Unwrapped, the Melbourne International Comedy Gala and Oxfam Trailwalker.

Prior to working at Oxfam, Bianca worked as a senior journalist for ABC Radio, AAP, The Advertiser and the Independent Weekly. Most recently she has been a freelance writer for online publications, including The Hoopla, and she is the publisher of the award winning blog Bigwords.

Phone: +61 (08) 8240 7651
Mobile: +61 0407 799 365
Email: Send email
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Angus Hohenboken

Angus Hohenboken

Angus Hohenboken, International Programs and Emergencies Media Coordinator

Angus is Oxfam’s International Programs and Emergencies Media Coordinator based in Melbourne.

Angus leads the media relating to Oxfam’s response to emergencies, humanitarian crises and international program work, particularly those in South Africa, the Pacific, East Asia and South Asia.

Before joining Oxfam, Angus worked for three years as a freelance Europe correspondent, writing for the Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Adelaide Advertiser, and AAP, while producing independent documentary films. Prior to this he worked for The Australian’s Sydney bureau covering police and courts, and at The Mercury in Hobart, as a general news reporter.

Phone: +61 (03) 9289 9246
Mobile: +61 0428 367 318
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Sara Pelvin

Sara Pelvin

Sara Pelvin, Marketing and Media Coordinator, Oxfam Shop

Sara is Oxfam’s Marketing and Media for Oxfam Shop, based in Adelaide.

She should be contacted for all media enquiries relating to Oxfam Shop including requests for product images and stories around Fair Trade and Oxfam Shop’s work with producer partners in over 40 countries around the world. Before joining Oxfam, Sara was the Marketing Coordinator for Australian manufacturing business, Tasman Sinkware.

Phone: +61 (08) 8240 7679
Mobile: +61 0 448 554 495
Email: Send email
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Image Library

Oxfam has an extensive library of high quality digital images relating to our work around the world. These images can be accessed by media and educational establishments to accompany editorial relating to Oxfam’s programs, events or advocacy work.

Photos are available in high and low resolution, for print or online usage.

If you are seeking a specific image to illustrate a feature or article then contact the Oxfam media team above.

If you’re an educational establishment seeking images contact Oxfam’s Content and Editorial team
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