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Australians encouraged to give socially conscious and sustainable gifts this Christmas, amid rising global inequality and climate crisis

Oxfam has launched its 2022 Unwrapped gift cards, inspiring Australians to give socially conscious gifts this Christmas.   Oxfam Unwrapped cards help transform the lives of people living in poverty by providing food, education, clean water, and other life-saving essentials.  The Straight Talk card, for example, can help empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to […]

Clothing retailing industry must share $1 billion profits with garment workers who help generate them: Oxfam

Oxfam is calling out fashion brands Zara and Jeans West for failing to commit to transparency by sharing factory locations and benchmarking garment workers’ wages, as retailers prepare for Black Friday sales and the pre-Christmas rush. The two brands have been declared the ‘naughtiest’ on the anti-poverty organisation’s annual Naughty or Nice List, which congratulates […]

Campaign lights a path for Australia to help prevent famine

Australian scientific expertise and diplomacy should be at the centre of a new push to climate and conflict-proof the global food system at the G20 summit. A discussion paper released today marks the start of the summit and highlights a path to ending devastating widespread hunger. It is being released by Help Fight Famine – a coalition […]

Oxfam calls on NSW government to respect cultural fishing rights

Oxfam Australia has condemned a renewed attempt by the NSW government to target, harass and prosecute Aboriginal cultural fishers who are already massively over-represented in fines and prosecutions. Ahead of the release of an inquiry report into cultural fishing on Monday, the government is proposing an amendment for debate next week that would expand search […]

Oxfam welcomes first step to getting aid budget back on track

Commenting on the federal budget, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “In a world wracked by increasing inequality exacerbated by conflict, COVID-19 and climate change, this budget is a promising first step towards re-engaging with our global community. “After years of cuts and neglect, we are heartened to see this government revive our ailing […]

189 million people per year affected by extreme weather in developing countries as rich countries stall on paying climate impact costs

Lower income countries paying the highest price as emissions and fossil fuel profits rocket An average of 189 million people per year have been affected by extreme weather-related events in developing countries since 1991 – the year that a mechanism was first proposed to address the costs of climate impacts on low-income countries – according […]

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