Campaigning for change
Oxfam campaigns with people like you to end poverty.
While we partner with communities around the world on a wider range of issues, our campaigning in Australia centres on three main areas. These are food and climate justice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality, and ensuring Australia contributes its fair share to more and better Australian Aid.
Food and Climate Justice
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to ending global hunger.
Big polluters are causing climate change to worsen, and the coal industry is one of the worst offenders.
Farmers in developing countries are trying to adapt. They are also showing great leadership and courage in calling for stronger climate action from the global community.
Our government can and should be doing more to take the heat off small farmers around the world who struggle to feed their families and local communities.
When we work with these communities, our voices are more powerful than the big polluters. And now is the time to act! Choose a cleaner, fairer world where everyone has enough to eat.
Banks and Land
Our campaigning to reduce hunger also looks at the impact Australia’s big four banks can have on small-scale farmers and Indigenous communities.
Australia’s big four banks — the ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac — are backing agriculture and timber companies accused of land grabbing in developing countries. Land grabbing that is leaving communities homeless and hungry. As a result, these banks are placing themselves, their investors and these poor communities at risk.
Find out where your bank stands. Get the latest updates. Take action to stop land grabbing.
Close the Gap
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can expect to live 10–17 years less than other Australians. This mortality rate is on a par with some of the world’s most impoverished nations.
The Close the Gap Coalition formed in response to this health crisis and around 200,000 Australians have so far joined it in calling on government to achieve Indigenous health equality by 2030.
National Close the Gap Day is a key moment each year that Australians show their support for closing the gap.
We’re for Australian Aid
Over the last couple of decades Australian Aid has helped shape a more just and equal world. We’ve helped cut global poverty by 50%, doubled access to clean water and dramatically reduced child mortality rates around the world.
But Australian Aid is under threat.
Despite committing to maintain an aid budget of around $5 billion and increase this in line with inflation, the government has plans to cut Australian Aid to its lowest level in our history; just 22 cents out of every $100 that Australia earns.
The government needs to support the next phase of the globally agreed development goals and make Australian Aid even more effective.