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Expressions of Interest sought for Oxfam Australia Board

Expressions of interest have been invited for rewarding opportunities to join the Oxfam Australia Board and play a key role in tackling the inequalities that are keeping people in poverty. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said she was excited to call for applications for Board positions from passionate, community-connected and skilled individuals to help […]

Australia’s economy could lose 12.5% per year by 2050 without more ambitious climate action: Oxfam

Human and economic impact on low-income nations will be much worse The economies of all of the nations invited to this year’s G7 summit could see an average loss of 11.5% annually by 2050 ― equivalent to US$9.4 trillion ― if leaders do not take more ambitious action to tackle climate change, according to Oxfam’s […]

More than a million COVID-19 deaths in 4 months since G7 leaders failed to break vaccine monopolies

At current vaccination rate low-income countries would be waiting 57 years for everyone to be fully vaccinated  More than a million people have died from COVID-19 since G7 leaders last met back in February, when they made vague pledges to increase the global vaccine supply, but crucially failed to collectively back the waiver of intellectual […]

Applications open for Oxfam’s leadership program for First Nations women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across Australia can now apply to participate in a week-long summit in Canberra to build their political engagement skills to make positive changes in their communities. Part of Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk program – which is now in its 12th year – the national summit will run from 17-22 October. […]

After the bombing, Gaza struggles to restart power, water, hospitals, markets and fishing for its 2.1m people

400,000 people in Gaza do not have access to regular water supply after 11 days of bombardment devastated electricity and water services and severely impacted the three main desalination plants in Gaza city, Oxfam warned today. Oxfam Country Director in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, Shane Stevenson said: “Every one of the 2.1 million people […]

Statement on ceasefire in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

Shane Stevenson, Oxfam Country Director for the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, said: “Finally, for the first of 12 consecutive nights, two million Palestinians in Gaza, including hundreds of thousands of traumatised children, can rest rather than lie awake in fear as bombs fly over their homes.  And civilians across Israel will be spared the threat […]

COVID vaccines create 9 new billionaires with combined wealth greater than cost of vaccinating world’s poorest countries

At least nine people have become new billionaires since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, thanks to the excessive profits pharmaceutical corporations with monopolies on COVID vaccines are making, The People’s Vaccine Alliance revealed today ahead of a G20 leaders Global Health Summit. Key members of the G20, who meet tomorrow, including the UK and […]

Nearly half a million people out of reach in Gaza: Oxfam

Oxfam said today that it cannot reach around 450,000 or more people in Gaza because of fighting and aerial bombardment. Oxfam staff are trying to resume their humanitarian and livelihood programs with a network of partners, but the current destruction and indiscriminate threat to life make any emergency aid impossible to mount. The international agency should […]

Oxfam statement on the escalation of hostilities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

Civilians are once again paying the price for the failures of political leaders to negotiate a just and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis. Instead, we are witnessing yet another cycle of death and destruction that brings us no closer to addressing the root causes of the crisis and drives further human rights violations, poverty […]

Government’s cash splashing budget fails to address twin threats of global pandemic and climate change: Oxfam

Commenting on last night’s Federal Budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:  “Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said this budget is about protecting Australians, but then failed to address the two biggest threats to our community: the global pandemic and climate change. “The Treasurer also said his Government is about providing […]

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