The impending closure of the last bank accounts used to transfer money from Australia to thousands of vulnerable families in Somalia is part of a global trend that could push millions of people deeper into poverty, a new report released by Oxfam says.
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The Government’s first annual report on the performance of the Australian Aid Program highlights why they must reverse cuts to the aid budget, Oxfam said today.
Today’s announcement of the implementation of a Health Plan by the Prime Minister in his Closing the Gap address to Parliament is a step forward on the long journey to ending health inequality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Close the Gap Campaign said today. Close the Gap Co-Chair and Aboriginal and Torres […]
On a day when the ‘Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs’ reports on progress towards Closing the Gap, Oxfam is urging Tony Abbott not to make even more cuts to his government’s investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health after $160 million was slashed from the Budget last year. Oxfam Australia’s Indigenous Policy Advisor Dr […]
Oxfam is inviting Australians of all ages and backgrounds across the country to show support for Indigenous health equality by taking part in National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March. Oxfam Australia’s Indigenous policy advisor Dr Peter Lewis said more than 150,000 people took part in 1298 separate National Close the Gap Day events […]
International aid agency Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government and the international community to develop a multi-million dollar post-Ebola recovery plan to put the West Africa countries hit by the crisis back on their feet.
The richest 1 per cent of the world’s population will have more combined wealth than the remaining 99 per cent of people next year unless the rapid rise of inequality is stopped, Oxfam warned today ahead of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos this week.
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s declaration overnight that 2014 was the hottest year globally on record illustrates a deeply concerning trend for developing countries already feeling the heat of climate change.
The landmark Arms Trade Treaty designed to halt the flow of deadly weapons to human rights abusers and oppressive governments will become international law today after more than 10 years in the making.
Disaster risk reduction work carried out since the Boxing Day Tsunami would save thousands of lives if the waves hit again today, but the Australian Government’s cuts to foreign aid pose a risk to future work on disaster preparation in our region.