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Final Chance to Cycle through Asia with the Oxfam Challenge

2007 is the final year of the Oxfam Challenge and the last chance for Australians to cycle through China, Cambodia and Vietnam while supporting Oxfam programs. Over 300 people have visited Oxfam projects this way over the last 4 years. Part altruism and part adventure, the Oxfam Challenge is open to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and the desire to make a difference.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders still to live 17 years less than non indigenous Australians in Costello’s 12th budget

The Federal Government’s 2007 budget failed to take the necessary steps to close the 17 year gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians with only minor increases in Aboriginal health spending, said the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and Oxfam Australia.

Norwegian Government not to invest in miner whose Australian-based subsidiary polluted the environment

Last week’s decision by the Government of Norway to instruct its $350 billion national pension fund not to invest in a mining company whose Australian-based subsidiary Emperor Mines has dumped thousands of tonnes of toxic waste into the rivers of Papua New Guinea is a warning to all mining companies who foul up the environment and destroy livelihoods that fewer investors tolerate their actions, said Oxfam Australia.

Lift the death sentence on indigenous lives

In the last week intense media attention has focused on the challenge Australia faces to close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians. It’s hard to be believe but impossible to deny that Indigenous Australia live nearly 20-years less than the rest of us.

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