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Oxfam shocked by GetUp footage of horrific living conditions on Manus Island

Oxfam is shocked by the footage released by GetUp this morning of the horrific conditions inside the closed immigration detention centre on Manus Island. The release of the footage comes on the back of a scathing new report released last night by the UN Human Rights Committee, calling on the Australian Government to evacuate the […]

Five steps the government must take to avoid another Paradise Papers scandal

Scandals involving the super-rich robbing the world’s poorest of much-needed tax revenues, like those revealed in the Paradise Papers leak, can be avoided if the Australian Government and others take five immediate steps towards tax reform, Oxfam Australia said today. International tax reforms have clearly failed, with new estimates suggesting that multinational companies artificially shift […]

Almost the population of Australia forced from homes annually by extreme weather – Oxfam

An average of 21.8 million people were forced from their homes each year between 2008 and 2016 by extreme weather disasters around the world – almost the population of Australia, according to Oxfam. In the report “Uprooted by Climate Change,” published today, Oxfam illustrates the ruthless injustice of climate change. People in low and lower-middle […]

Statement on Oxfam Great Britain allegations

Oxfam in Great Britain is treating allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation very seriously – including implementing a confidential ‘whistle-blowing’ helpline, a dedicated Safeguarding Team, and safeguarding contact points within countries. Oxfam works in more than 90 countries around the world, with thousands of staff. As an organisation fighting for women’s rights, Oxfam treats any […]

Anju is separated from her children and earns just 37 cents an hour. All because she makes your clothes.

Twenty-five-year-old Anju works in a factory in the bustling capital of Bangladesh, where she makes 37 cents an hour sewing together sweaters sold in Australian shops. The sweaters made by Anju eventually make their way into the wardrobes of thousands of everyday Australians. But not before Anju has toiled six days a week, sometimes from […]

New mining policy could reduce poverty

Labor’s policy announced today that would require large Australian oil, gas and mining companies to reveal tax and other payments made to government authorities in the countries in which they operate has the potential to reduce poverty, and the Federal Government should match it, according to Oxfam Australia. The policy would require relevant companies to […]

Oxfam releases new hard-hitting film set to bring home the human cost of tax-dodging

Oxfam has today released a hard-hitting film to bring home the human impact of tax-dodging by multinational companies in poor countries. The confronting film, The Heist No-one is Talking About (2.23 mins),  shows people with masks carrying out a robbery – but instead of a bank, it is a hospital; they are filmed removing life support […]

Anju is separated from her children and earns just 37 cents an hour. All because she makes your clothes.

Twenty-five-year-old Anju works in a factory in the bustling capital of Bangladesh, where she makes 37 cents an hour sewing together sweaters sold in Australian shops. The sweaters made by Anju eventually make their way into the wardrobes of thousands of everyday Australians. But not before Anju has toiled six days a week, sometimes from […]

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