As the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Winston in Fiji becomes apparent today, Oxfam is preparing to deploy staff to assist if needed. Oxfam’s regional director for the Pacific Rajeli Nicole, based in Suva, reported flooding and ‘terrifying winds’. “It’s very unnerving sitting in your house and hearing trees fall and crash all around […]
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Oxfam stands ready to assist in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston, currently battering Fiji.
The Category 5 cyclone is moving west, close to Fiji’s northern islands of Taveui and Vanua Levu, with devastating wind speeds of 230 kph, gusting to more than 325 kph.
As Cyclone Winston bears down on Tonga, Oxfam is preparing a two-pronged response: assisting local communities to recover from possible cyclone damage and ensuring any spread of the Zika virus is minimised. Earlier this week, Cyclone Winston tracked closely near Vanuatu then turned towards Tonga, crossing the island of Vava’u as a Category Two, causing […]
TAX: Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Given the PM’s focus on innovation, the government’s approach to economic management is unexpectedly old-school. “Here’s an idea that’s ‘outside the box’ – multinational corporate taxation, and tackling tax dodging. “Despite the Treasurer saying the government is cracking down on multinational tax dodging, the current multinational […]
Almost half of Australians would consider changing banks if they became aware that the bank was behaving unethically, according to a new Oxfam Australia survey.
The national survey, which examined attitudes of 1000 Australians towards Australian banks and ethical investment, revealed 75 per cent of respondents don’t think that banks should provide loans to companies behaving in an unethical way.
The findings come as an Oxfam Australia report released today reveals the savings of ordinary Australians continue to be used by the nation’s four largest banks to back companies connected to land grabs that are forcing people off their land with little or no compensation.
Oxfam is urging the Prime Minister to resist the pressure to overhaul the approach to closing the gap on Indigenous health.
Australia’s pledge of humanitarian aid to Syria has been put into perspective by the generosity of other rich countries, and further funding must be committed as soon as possible, Oxfam said.
Australian international aid and community sector agencies today united behind churches
across the country who are opening their doors to asylum seekers facing removal back
to offshore detention centres.
Australia and other rich countries must increase flat-lining aid support to the millions of Syrians affected by conflict when they meet in London this week, Oxfam said.
The news that Australia is one of 31 countries to sign an agreement in Paris to confidentially share tax information on multinational companies is only a baby step towards greater tax transparency, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia’s Finance for Development Manager Joy Kyriacou said much more needed to be done to create a more […]