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Giving grows on trees at Oxfam

Oxfam Australia is now taking orders for its annual Christmas tree sales, with all proceeds supporting Oxfam’s work tackling poverty in communities around the world. If there is anything better than a freshly cut, pine scented Christmas tree, it is one that gives back to charity. Oxfam Australia’s Christmas tree campaign has been running for […]

Extra Australian aid to help Oxfam support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Oxfam welcomes the additional $10 million of humanitarian assistance the Australian Government has just announced for the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Oxfam Australia’s Project Manager for Bangladesh Min Wah Voon said: “It’s encouraging to see continued recognition of the seriousness of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh from the Australian Government. This ongoing […]

New energy policy will push more people into poverty: Oxfam

Responding to reports that the Federal Government will scrap plans for a clean energy target, Oxfam Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “Against the backdrop of devastating hurricanes, severe drought across East Africa and determined leadership from our Pacific Island neighbours, the Federal Government is poised to walk even further away from meaningful action […]

Australia’s election to UN Human Rights Council a test of commitment to values

Australia must use its term on the United Nations Human Rights Council to push for stronger human rights protections at home and globally, Oxfam Australia said today. Responding to confirmation that Australia has been elected unopposed to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Oxfam Australia’s Head of Policy Dr Nicole Bieske said: “Oxfam welcomes Australia’s […]

Race to prevent disease as thousands more Rohingya arrive daily in Bangladesh – Oxfam

Aid workers are in a race against time to stop the rapid spread of disease as thousands of Rohingya people arrive in Bangladesh every day. Oxfam warned that an outbreak of cholera would devastate the camps where hundreds of thousands of people are without safe water, shelter or enough food to eat. More than 50,000 […]

ATO reveals large companies’ tax rort

Responding to the release of figures by the Australian Taxation Office that reveal the extent of tax avoidance by large Australian-based companies, Oxfam Australia’s Economic Policy Advisor Joy Kyriacou said: “The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that multinationals avoided paying an estimated $2.5 billion into the public coffers in the 2014-15 financial year – money […]

Straight Talking women in Broome

Aboriginal women will travel from far and wide across the vast Kimberley to converge in Broome next week for the region’s first ever Straight Talk, gaining skills to become powerful advocates and tackle the issues of importance to their communities. Former senator, Olympic gold medallist and Straight Talk trailblazer Nova Peris, National Congress of Australia’s […]

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas without shelter & clean water in flooded camps – Oxfam

At least 70 per cent of the more than 480,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh do not have adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water, Oxfam warned today. Heavy rains and floods in the camps have left people facing extreme hardship, slowed down the building of emergency shelters and clean water […]

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