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Australian federal budget falls flat in tackling inequality: Oxfam

In response to the 2024 federal budget, Oxfam Australia Interim Director of Programs Rod Goodbun said:   “In a time of unprecedented global crises, conflict, and rising inequality, the Australian Government’s federal budget lacks ambition to truly tackle inequality at home and abroad. “The decision to keep aid and humanitarian funding at historically low levels this […]

Oxfam reaction to the Global Report on Food Crises 2024

Today’s “Global Report on Food Crises” (GRFC), led by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN), says that 281.6 million people across 59 countries are now experiencing acute hunger – 24 million additional people over last year. Reacting to the report, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Officer, Lyn Morgain, said: “The global hunger crisis is fundamentally a […]

Australia among least generous for aid: Oxfam

In a time of unprecedented global crises and rising inequality, Australia’s international aid contributions remain at historic lows, according to figures released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).    The figures show that Australia’s ranking remains low, at 26 out of 31 for official development assistance (ODA) provided by Development Assistance Committee […]

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 […]

Famine relief will help world’s most vulnerable

The federal Government’s allocation of $29 million to alleviate the impact of famine and conflict in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East will save lives and ease the impact of malnutrition, the Help Fight Famine campaign coalition said today. Australia will contribute $29 million from the Humanitarian Emergency Fund to partners in the […]

Budget a missed opportunity to tackle deepening inequality

In response to the 2023 federal budget, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:  “After promising signs in the government’s October budget of increased investment in international development, this budget presented an opportunity to take further steps to make a real difference to the lives of millions of people who have been affected by climate […]

65 million more people pushed to extreme hunger since last year is “a stain on our collective humanity,” says Oxfam

Today’s “Global Report on Food Crises”, led by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN), says that 258 million people across 58 countries are now experiencing acute hunger – 65 million additional people (up 34%) over last year. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain, said: “For global hunger to rise for a fifth consecutive year in […]

Australia’s aid generosity remains low, reveals OECD figures

Today, the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD DAC) published its preliminary figures on the amount of development aid for 2022. The data shows that overall aid spending from 30 OECD members summed 204 billion US dollars in 2022. Rich countries only committed 0.36 percent of their gross national income […]

New push for famine package as polls show public support

As a new poll shows overwhelming support for Australia’s aid effort, Australian politicians will today hear the case for a $110 million famine relief package from people who have direct experience of the growing crisis in Africa. The YouGov poll of 1055 Australia voters for the Help Fight Famine campaign finds that despite the domestic […]

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