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WTO deal on vaccine patents a ‘technocratic fudge’: Oxfam

Responding to news that governments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed a deal on patents for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries, Max Lawson, Co-Chair of the People’s Vaccine Alliance and Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam, said: “This is absolutely not the broad intellectual property waiver the world desperately needs to ensure access to […]

Israel’s blockade of Gaza hits 15 years with no diplomatic resolution in sight

The United Nations and all other humanitarian actors have spent 15 years delivering humanitarian support to 2.1 million Palestinians blockaded inside Gaza, and yet, there is still no sustained collective political action or will to resolve it. In those 15 years, the international community has spent an estimated $ 5.7 billion in Gaza just to […]

International development commitments must resonate beyond electoral cycles

As Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP, is welcomed to the Australian Government’s ministry, a new group of Australian NGOs – known as ‘The Ripple Project’ – has set an ambition to increase Australian aid through legislated targets. Seeking to build public and cross-party political support for graduated increases to aid […]

Oxfam congratulates new parliament, calls for more action on climate, inequality, First People’s rights

Commenting on the 2022 federal election result, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:   “Oxfam congratulates all candidates elected to the Australian parliament, including our new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and his Labor government.  “Australians have made clear their desire for a different kind of parliament to confront the challenges facing us. They want […]

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