Oxfam Australia’s Dylan Quinnell has just returned from three weeks in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. There are now over a million people trapped in flimsy makeshift shelters, with a monsoon bearing down on them and nowhere to call home. Yet, hope remains strong among the Rohingya people.
Tag: Australian Aid
If you haven’t had the chance to go through the budget papers with a fine-toothed comb, never fear – here’s our breakdown of how the budget stacks up against the fairness test on some of the biggest issues: justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, our Australian aid budget, action on climate change and our plans to tackle inequality.
What does our recent federal election mean for ending poverty around the world? With caveats of course, we’re pretty optimistic it shows we’re turning a corner.
Budget 2016, it had it all: “the economy”, bracket creep, innovation, nimbleness, agility, debt and deficit. Surely that’s everything, right? Well, not quite.
Australian aid provides much needed relief in times of disaster and helps communities prepare for and reduce the impacts of these disasters before they strike. This is what makes our government’s ongoing cuts to the aid program so remarkable.
Last month, we held a competition to find out how important secondary students thought Australian aid is in building a fairer global community. The response was incredible.
Helping to end poverty and inequality, and supporting communities to tackle climate change – they’re the biggest challenges facing the world today. But at the moment, Australia is failing do its fair share on both counts. In July our leaders have an opportunity to change this. At the Finance for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Australia […]
Our fears have been confirmed. The Government has made the worst cuts to aid in our nation’s history, showing that the poorest people of the world mean very little to this Government. They have set out a path for Australia – the second wealthiest country per capita in the world – to give our lowest […]
Welcome aboard! We look forward to campaigning for Australian Aid with you in 2015. All of us at Oxfam Australia know the incredible difference Australian Aid makes in people’s lives. We see it every day in classrooms, on small-scale farms and in emergency relief centres across the region and across the world. We’d love to […]