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Australia’s Pacific side-step

Australia has critically undermined its Pacific step-up by working squarely against the number one priority of Pacific Island countries this week, Oxfam Australia said today. Speaking from the Pacific Island Forum leaders’ meeting in Tuvalu, Oxfam Australia Climate Change Policy Adviser Simon Bradshaw said by failing to heed the warnings of our Pacific Island neighbours, […]

Nearly 1,000 child casualties of Yemen war in year since shocking Sa’ada bus attack

Oxfam Australia continues to call on the Australian Government to immediately halt arms sales to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with the news that there have been almost 1000 child casualties of the Yemen war in the past year. More than 300 children have died in fighting across […]

Millions in DRC face lethal mix of Ebola, violence, and inadequate healthcare – Oxfam

A year after the current Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Oxfam said the virus, violent conflict and inadequate healthcare were creating a lethal mix. While some progress has been made to contain Ebola, which has claimed the lives of almost 1,800 people, the fact that a second case has […]

Buried Treasure – the millions in tax being hidden by Australian mining companies

Teacher Job Nyarko and the 600 students at the school in the small, impoverished town of Ayanfuri go without enough desks and textbooks – basic resources that the Government of Ghana could better afford if more tax was paid and collected from some of the big mining companies that operate across the nation. Photo: Nana Kofi Acquah/OxfamAUS

Australia must halt arms exports to UAE and Saudi Arabia

In response to ABC Investigations’ findings that Australian arms are being sold to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – both countries accused of human rights violations and even war crimes in the conflict in Yemen – Oxfam Australia’s Advocacy and Campaigns Manager Conor Costello said: “Shocking numbers of civilians continue to be killed […]

Deadly South Asia floods continue to torment millions – Oxfam responds

Deadly floods and landslides in South Asia have already killed 300 people and forced over 12 million more from their homes, as the disaster continues to escalate. During the past few days, India, Nepal and Bangladesh have experienced some of the largest floods in years, threatening millions more people. Oxfam staff in the three countries say […]

Oxfam launches emergency response in flood-hit Indian states of Assam and Bihar

Heavy rainfall and flooding has affected more than 7 million people in two Indian states of Assam and Bihar. Oxfam is responding and providing clean drinking water, emergency shelter and hygiene kits to affected people in several districts of Assam and Bihar. The flooding has caused massive destruction in 30 districts of Assam and 12 […]

Oxfam welcomes Constitutional recognition referendum

Responding to Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt’s address at the National Press Club today, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam Australia warmly welcomes the Minister’s leadership in committing to developing a consensus position for a referendum on Constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples within this term of government and we look forward […]

NSW Government must not step back from Modern Slavery Act

A year after the NSW Government passed laws positioning itself as a global leader in the fight to end modern slavery, the legislation is languishing after being sent to an additional review. On the one-year anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act being passed by the NSW Parliament, nine prominent Australian civil society groups have united […]

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