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Oxfam welcomes new Westpac policy on land

Oxfam has welcomed Westpac’s progress on the issue of land grabs, with the release of its new policy on financing of agribusiness. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the new policy meant Westpac would not finance agribusiness companies that violated the rights of local communities, such as the right to free, prior and informed consent […]

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.

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