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Dump tax cuts for big business: Oxfam

Commenting on the Federal Government’s latest plan to push for corporate tax cuts in Parliament this week, Oxfam Australia’s Economic Policy Adviser Joy Kyriacou said: “The proposed tax cuts have repeatedly been put on hold after failing to get enough support to get through the Senate. “In addition to a lack of public support for […]

“More life saving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok” – Oxfam

A third earthquake of magnitude-6 that struck Lombok late yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and has slowed down rescue efforts. Monday’s magnitude-6.9 quake, the largest so far, reportedly killed more than 350 people and destroyed the homes of more than 150,000 people. Many people caught in the rubble of collapsed buildings […]

Oxfam provides drinking water and shelter to thousands after Lombok earthquake

Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors after a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the second within a week, hit Lombok Island in Indonesia on Sunday night. The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency now puts the death toll at 98, with over 200 people injured. More than 600,000 people are […]

In the bag: Oxfam Australia recognised in top innovator list for 2018

Oxfam Australia was last night recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative organisations after it was ranked 96 in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Most Innovative Companies List for 2018. The annual innovator list, judged by leading innovation consultancy Inventium, looks at the top innovations across Australia and New Zealand in the […]

Oxfam training 119 staff to become investigators as part of package to strengthen safeguarding worldwide

Independent Commission appointed and Safeguarding review on track Initial training for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators Staff reference systems introduced with enhanced pre-employment checks Whistle-blowing reporting lines in five languages Oxfam has held initial training courses for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators as part of its Ten-Point Action Plan launched in […]

Thousands of Syrians out of reach of aid – Oxfam

Thousands of Syrians forced from their homes due to the recent fighting in Dar’a Province in southern Syria are unable to get the help they desperately need, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Amid scorching summer temperatures, families need shelter, water, food and medical care but access for humanitarian agencies is limited and not enough […]

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