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Almost the population of Australia forced from homes annually by extreme weather – Oxfam

An average of 21.8 million people were forced from their homes each year between 2008 and 2016 by extreme weather disasters around the world – almost the population of Australia, according to Oxfam. In the report “Uprooted by Climate Change,” published today, Oxfam illustrates the ruthless injustice of climate change. People in low and lower-middle […]

Statement on Oxfam Great Britain allegations

Oxfam in Great Britain is treating allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation very seriously – including implementing a confidential ‘whistle-blowing’ helpline, a dedicated Safeguarding Team, and safeguarding contact points within countries. Oxfam works in more than 90 countries around the world, with thousands of staff. As an organisation fighting for women’s rights, Oxfam treats any […]

Anju is separated from her children and earns just 37 cents an hour. All because she makes your clothes.

Twenty-five-year-old Anju works in a factory in the bustling capital of Bangladesh, where she makes 37 cents an hour sewing together sweaters sold in Australian shops. The sweaters made by Anju eventually make their way into the wardrobes of thousands of everyday Australians. But not before Anju has toiled six days a week, sometimes from […]

New mining policy could reduce poverty

Labor’s policy announced today that would require large Australian oil, gas and mining companies to reveal tax and other payments made to government authorities in the countries in which they operate has the potential to reduce poverty, and the Federal Government should match it, according to Oxfam Australia. The policy would require relevant companies to […]

Oxfam releases new hard-hitting film set to bring home the human cost of tax-dodging

Oxfam has today released a hard-hitting film to bring home the human impact of tax-dodging by multinational companies in poor countries. The confronting film, The Heist No-one is Talking About (2.23 mins),  shows people with masks carrying out a robbery – but instead of a bank, it is a hospital; they are filmed removing life support […]

Anju is separated from her children and earns just 37 cents an hour. All because she makes your clothes.

Twenty-five-year-old Anju works in a factory in the bustling capital of Bangladesh, where she makes 37 cents an hour sewing together sweaters sold in Australian shops. The sweaters made by Anju eventually make their way into the wardrobes of thousands of everyday Australians. But not before Anju has toiled six days a week, sometimes from […]

Giving grows on trees at Oxfam

Oxfam Australia is now taking orders for its annual Christmas tree sales, with all proceeds supporting Oxfam’s work tackling poverty in communities around the world. If there is anything better than a freshly cut, pine scented Christmas tree, it is one that gives back to charity. Oxfam Australia’s Christmas tree campaign has been running for […]

Extra Australian aid to help Oxfam support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Oxfam welcomes the additional $10 million of humanitarian assistance the Australian Government has just announced for the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Oxfam Australia’s Project Manager for Bangladesh Min Wah Voon said: “It’s encouraging to see continued recognition of the seriousness of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh from the Australian Government. This ongoing […]

New energy policy will push more people into poverty: Oxfam

Responding to reports that the Federal Government will scrap plans for a clean energy target, Oxfam Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “Against the backdrop of devastating hurricanes, severe drought across East Africa and determined leadership from our Pacific Island neighbours, the Federal Government is poised to walk even further away from meaningful action […]

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