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
Email: Send email
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Alice Plate

Alice Plate, International Programs and Emergencies Media Coordinator

Alice is Oxfam’s International Programs and Emergencies Coordinator, based in Melbourne. Alice 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.

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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Amanda Banks

Amanda Banks

Amanda Banks, Advocacy and Campaigns Media Coordinator

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

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

Prior to joining Oxfam, Amanda held positions as the Legal Affairs Editor and State Political Reporter at The West Australian. She has also worked as a journalist at The Australian and as journalist and chief of staff at The Kalgoorlie Miner.

Phone: +61 (03) 9289 9246
Mobile: +61 0411 449 653
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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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