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Budget blind to dual crises of inequality and climate change

This year’s inward-looking Federal Budget does little to tackle growing inequality in Australia or the world, Oxfam Australia said tonight. “This is an extremely disappointing Budget.  There’s been no improvement in Australia’s policies to tackle climate change, we’ve seen a continuation of cuts to Australian aid, and aid funds are being diverted from Asia to […]

Three civilians killed every day in Yemen despite Stockholm agreements

Three civilians are being killed every day in Yemen – that is one person every eight hours – despite agreements reached between the internationally recognised government and the Houthis at talks in Sweden just over three months ago. In December last year the two parties to the conflict in Yemen agreed a ceasefire for the […]

Oxfam welcomes Labor’s vision on aid

Responding to last night’s announcement that a Labor Government would boost aid funding to Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), and focus on key areas including human rights, climate change, resilience and gender, Oxfam Australia Director of Public Engagement Pam Anders said: “Oxfam welcomes Labor’s leadership and vision on Australian aid […]

Yemen crisis forces families to take desperate measures to survive

Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government to commit further humanitarian assistance to the crisis in Yemen when countries meet today in Geneva, as it’s been revealed conflict, rising food prices and plummeting incomes are forcing people to resort to desperate measures to stave off hunger. Since the escalation in conflict in 2015, food prices […]

Oxfam disappointed with limited focus of Closing the Gap report

Responding to the launch of the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report this morning, Oxfam Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Program National Manager Ngarra Murray said: “We are disappointed that the Prime Minister has limited his response to the Closing the Gap agenda by outlining new initiatives in only the area of education. […]

Oxfam congratulates Chair of the Board on Member of Order of Australia award

Oxfam Australia extends its heartfelt congratulations to Chair of the Board Dennis Goldner after his outstanding service to the community was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award in today’s Honours List. The pre-eminent award commends Mr Goldner for “significant service to the community through charitable, health and cultural organisations.” Oxfam […]

Oxfam welcomes significant changes to Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill

Responding to reports that amendments to the Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill have passed the Senate, Oxfam Australia’s Head of Public Policy and Advocacy Rachel Ball said: “Oxfam welcomes the significant changes that have been made to this Bill in order to protect the freedom of organisations like ours to speak out on important […]

Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam and its local partners in Indonesia are assessing damage after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit coastal towns in the country’s central island of Sulawesi late Friday night Australian time. The huge and shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal town of Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, with […]

Fate of millions of people in international hands as disaster looms in Idlib, Syria – Oxfam

Two top level international meetings due to take place today could be the last hope for preventing disaster for over 2.5 million Syrian civilians living in Idlib, in the country’s north-west, as an attack looms. The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the situation in Idlib, following an earlier meeting between the leaders […]

“More life saving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok” – Oxfam

A third earthquake of magnitude-6 that struck Lombok late yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and has slowed down rescue efforts. Monday’s magnitude-6.9 quake, the largest so far, reportedly killed more than 350 people and destroyed the homes of more than 150,000 people. Many people caught in the rubble of collapsed buildings […]

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