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NAB moves in the right direction on Land Grabs

Oxfam today congratulated National Australia Bank on taking a significant step forward in playing their part to stop unfair land deals that leave people around the world homeless and hungry.

The NAB today took the step of releasing a policy on improper land acquisitions which clearly outlines what actions the bank will take to seek to ensure their business dealings respect land rights.

C20 calls on Australia to show G20 leadership by pledging climate finance for developing nations

Australia must show leadership at the G20 Summit by pledging support for poor nations struggling to manage climate risk, according to key development and environmental leaders from the C20. Responding to today’s $US3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund from United States President Barack Obama, C20 Chair and World Vision Chief Executive Tim Costello […]

US President points to dangers of inequality

US President points to dangers of inequality   US President Barack Obama has yet again pointed out the dangers of inequality in his speech at the University of Queensland. “Economic inequality and extreme poverty are a recipe for instability,” the President said in his speech. Oxfam International Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima said his words echoed […]

Ironman Abbott and his G20 lifeguards can save lives by tackling rising inequality

The Prime Minister Tony Abbott, along with Barack Obama, David Cameron and four other world leaders are on patrol at Southbank today and responsible for saving people drowning in the rising tide of inequality. Well, sort of. International aid and development agency Oxfam will today use their famous political leader ‘big heads’ dressed as lifeguards […]

Oxfam reaction to OECD’s roadmap to include developing countries in international tax reform

Oxfam reaction to OECD’s roadmap to include developing countries in international tax reform More developing countries are set to become involved in reforming the global tax system in an effort to ensure that multinational corporations are taxed where their real economic activities take place. This is according to a new roadmap presented by the Organisation […]

Oxfam at the G20

   Oxfam will be in Brisbane and commenting on issues, including the following – Inequality – Oxfam is calling on the G20 to address inequality in the Brisbane Action Plan. Inequality is a serious and growing global problem that affects the pace and sustainability of economic growth and derails poverty alleviation. Global tax reform – […]

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