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Melbourne to host final walk to end poverty in March

After pushing Australians to their limits for 25 years and raising more than $100 million to help eliminate poverty, Oxfam Australia will be celebrating its final Trailwalker event in Melbourne next March.  Since its launch in 1999, around 100,000 Australians in various capital cities have tackled the ultimate endurance challenge, which sees small teams walk […]

Pacific grassroots leaders to deliver climate action message to Canberra  

Grassroots leaders from the Pacific will today call on Australian political leaders to urgently scale up their advocacy and ambitions to respond to the climate crisis at the upcoming G20 and UN Climate Ambition Meetings, as they share their firsthand experiences of the impacts of climate change at a Parliamentary event. The three community leaders […]

Allies for Uluru call for action: ‘The time for change is now’

The Allies for Uluru, a coalition of nearly 300 social sector organisations, will be ramping up its efforts to ensure a ‘Yes’ vote for the Voice to Parliament now that a date has been set for the referendum. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced today that Australians will head to the polls on Saturday, 14 October […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney unites walkers to fight poverty and inequality

Oxfam Trailwalker, the iconic endurance fundraising event, returns to Sydney on 25 August. Two thousand of participants from all walks of life will join forces to tackle the breathtaking trails of the Sydney region, all while raising vital funds to support Oxfam’s life-changing work around the globe.  In its 24th year in Australia, the event […]

Oxfam reaction to ALP National Conference resolution on aid budget

In response to ALP National Conference resolution on aid budget, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:   “We welcome the outcome today from the national conference of the ALP that the party re-commits to increasing Australia’s aid budget to 0.5% of GNI. This is an important step toward making a difference to the lives of […]

Oxfam responds to Australia’s new International Development Policy 

The Australian Government’s new International Development Policy enhances the role of development as a key pillar of foreign policy, however its implementation will require a clearer pathway to funding at levels that meet the growing needs, according to Oxfam Australia.  The anti-poverty organisation warmly welcomes the policy’s grounding in the Sustainable Development Goals and the […]

Oxfam congratulates Ngarra Murray on significant appointment

Oxfam has congratulated the Executive Lead of its First Peoples Program Ngarra Murray on her appointment as Co-Chair of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the First Peoples’ Assembly was an important and representative body for Victoria’s First Peoples playing a critical role in the negotiation of Treaty […]

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