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Failure to vaccinate the world created perfect breeding ground for Omicron, say campaigners

A year since first Pfizer vaccine given, Sub-Saharan Africa has only received enough doses to fully vaccinate 1 in 8 people  Campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance say the refusal of pharmaceutical companies to openly share their vaccine science and technology, and the lack of action from rich countries to ensure access to vaccines globally […]

Oxfam welcomes Labor climate policy, calls for more detail

Oxfam Australia has welcomed the announcements made today as part of the Labor Party’s climate policy, which would increase Australia’s ambition on emissions reduction in the short-term.     However, Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said there is a need for greater ambition to tackle this monumental problem.    “This proposal, while an improvement on current ambitions, still does […]

Action against gender-based violence being pushed to the outlying margins of the global COVID-19 response

A new Oxfam report shows an undeniable increase in gender-based violence (GBV) during the COVID-19 pandemic around the world to which too many governments and donors are not doing enough to tackle. The report, The Ignored Pandemic: The Dual Crisis of Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19, showed the number of calls made by survivors to domestic […]

Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna making $1,000 profit every second while world’s poorest countries remain largely unvaccinated

Demand grows for firms to share vaccine recipes and technology as billionaire pharma bosses convene for ‘Big Pharma Davos’ New figures from the Peoples Vaccine Alliance reveal that the companies behind two of the most successful COVID vaccines – Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna – are making combined profits of $65,000 every minute. The figures based […]

Oxfam calls on Australian governments to act now to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14

Oxfam Australia has called on the nation’s attorneys-general to urgently heed expert advice and international best practice by lifting the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years of age. The organisation’s Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said current policies nationwide were not in the best interests of children and were disproportionately harming First Nations […]

Oxfam’s verdict on the COP26 outcome

Oxfam International Executive Director Gabriela Bucher said: “Clearly some world leaders think they aren’t living on the same planet as the rest of us. It seems no amount of fires, rising sea levels or droughts will bring them to their senses to stop increasing emissions at the expense of humanity. “Punishing, extreme weather is already […]

Australia failed our Pacific neighbours at COP: aid agencies

Australia’s commitments at the COP26 climate change conference failed our Pacific neighbours and others on the frontlines of climate change, say the aid agencies ActionAid, CARE and Oxfam Australia. Australia’s announcement of $500 million to help Pacific and Southeast Asian nations mitigate and adapt to climate change is a fraction of our fair share, and […]

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