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Oxfam recognises Day of Mourning on January 26

Oxfam Australia has called for the federal government to follow the lead of many local and state governments to shift towards commemorating rather than celebrating January 26. With Australia’s First Peoples continuing to deal with the consequences of colonisation, Oxfam’s Acting Chief Executive Anthea Spinks said it was pleasing to see the leadership shown by […]

New Somalia hunger figures – Oxfam reaction

The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) figures for Somalia, shows that Somalia remains on the brink of famine. 5.6 million people are now in crisis or worse levels of food insecurity and this is expected to rise to 6.4 million by March 2023, and 8.3 million by June 2023. By June 2023, the […]

Global humanitarian needs highest on record – Oxfam Reaction

In reaction to today’s UN 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview report, revealing that 339 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid – the highest caseload in history – Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Director Marta Valdes Garcia said: “One in every 23 people around the world –the equivalent of nearly half of the entire population of […]

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 […]

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