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NSW election results shows power of Aboriginal voters: Oxfam

Oxfam Australia commends Aboriginal communities on the NSW south coast, who have extracted strong and far-reaching commitments from the in-coming Labor government to end the targeting of Aboriginal cultural fishers and support commercial aspirations. In the seat of Bega, which has a 5 per cent Aboriginal population, Labor’s Dr Michael Holland achieved a swing of […]

The Allies for Uluru Coalition – Statement

The Allies for Uluru Coalition – representing more than 180 civil society organisations across the country – welcome and endorse the agreed wording for constitutional change and a First Nations Voice to Parliament announced by the Prime Minister today.  We have heard the message of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders of the Uluru […]

Oxfam Reaction – IPCC Synthesis Report 

Oxfam Australia has made a plea for urgent action, as the IPCC Synthesis report today highlights limiting warming to 1.5°C is on its last legs. Quotes attributable to Lyn Morgain, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia.   “This is, literally, the last chapter. The science shows that limiting global heating to 1.5°C is still possible —but only just. […]

New push for famine package as polls show public support

As a new poll shows overwhelming support for Australia’s aid effort, Australian politicians will today hear the case for a $110 million famine relief package from people who have direct experience of the growing crisis in Africa. The YouGov poll of 1055 Australia voters for the Help Fight Famine campaign finds that despite the domestic […]

Closing the gap is about addressing the human rights and equality of First Peoples

Oxfam Australia has welcomed the 2023 Close the Gap coalition’s annual report which shows how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led programs and activism are helping to support health equality. Through eight case studies, the report showcases the role of communities and youth, and has a strong focus on human rights, specifically the impact of climate […]

Oxfam and partners mounting a humanitarian response to help people affected by cyclone in Malawi and Mozambique

More than 80 people including women and children have been killed in Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar, and millions more urgently need clean water, shelter and food following Cyclone Freddy – the longest and strongest tropical storm on record in the Southern hemisphere – which has damaged thousands of homes, roads, and telecommunication infrastructures. Oxfam and […]

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