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Poor business dealings of big fashion brands driving poverty wages: Oxfam

The business practices of big Australian fashion brands are part of a system of entrenched inequality that has been laid bare by the coronavirus crisis and is keeping the women who make our clothes trapped by poverty wages, ground-breaking research released by Oxfam today has revealed. The report, Shopping for a Bargain, has exposed a […]

New Oxfam International Executive Director launches 10-year strategy to transform Oxfam and its fight against inequality

New Oxfam International Executive Director Gabriela Bucher’s first public announcement today launches the organisation’s new 10-year strategy to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice around the world. Bucher, who started on November 16, said the strategy helps to set Oxfam on a course to meet the deepening crises facing people living with poverty, exclusion […]

Oxfam welcomes more than $500 million package for South-East Asia

Commenting on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of a more than $500 million package for South-East Asia, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam warmly welcomes the Australian Government’s significant new investment of more than $500 million to support the development of our neighbours in South-East Asia. “The recognition of the importance of the […]

More than 2 million people impacted as Super Typhoon Goni sweeps across the Philippines

Oxfam is working with local partners and coordinating with local governments in the Philippines to assess the damage and needs of affected communities following Super Typhoon Goni’s four landfalls yesterday and early this morning. At least two million people or 400,000 families have been affected, with thousands of homes damaged or destroyed, and at least […]

COVID-19 response plans a positive start, but lasting impacts need more focus: Oxfam

Commenting on today’s release of details of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Development Response Plans, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam has long been warning of the devastating combined impacts of climate change and the coronavirus crisis across the region and note that this has been emphasised more strongly in the regional Pacific Development […]

Oxfam welcomes increase to international COVID support, calls for permanent change

Commenting on tonight’s Federal Budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam welcomes the additional $304.7 million committed in this year’s Federal Budget to support our neighbours in the Pacific and Timor Leste to respond to the unprecedented global coronavirus crisis. “It is heartening to see the Government’s recognition […]

Few Australians back Government’s nonsensical gas-fired plan, national poll shows

Just 14% of Australian voters support the Federal Government prioritising taxpayer funds for the gas industry to rebuild the economy over other sectors, according to a national poll released days after the Prime Minister announced a ‘gas-fired’ recovery plan. Releasing the YouGov survey results, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the poll found support […]

Rich nations have bought more than half the future supply of COVID-19 vaccines from leading contenders

Wealthy nations representing just 13 percent of the world’s population – including Australia – have already cornered more than half the promised doses of leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Oxfam warned today as health and finance ministers of G20 countries meet to discuss the global pandemic. Oxfam analysed the deals that pharmaceutical corporations and vaccine producers […]

Gas-powered recovery plan a betrayal of our Pacific neighbours: Oxfam

Commenting on the Federal Government’s plan to use public funds to expand the gas sector as part of its economic recovery plan, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “The Prime Minister’s deeply concerning move to put gas, a fossil fuel, at the centre of our recovery from COVID-19 is a serious betrayal of our […]

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