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Oxfam congratulates new parliament, calls for more action on climate, inequality, First People’s rights

Commenting on the 2022 federal election result, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:   “Oxfam congratulates all candidates elected to the Australian parliament, including our new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and his Labor government.  “Australians have made clear their desire for a different kind of parliament to confront the challenges facing us. They want […]

Budget lacks ambition at time of massive need

Commenting on the budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “At a time of rapidly escalating need and growing inequality across the globe, this federal budget fails to demonstrate the leadership that is required from a nation like Australia. “While Oxfam welcomes the marginal increase in aid funding through […]

Oxfam slams OECD position on deducting vaccines from aid spending

In response to the statement issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee, which says that countries will be able to count donations of unwanted vaccine doses as part of their foreign aid commitment, for a guideline cost of USD$6.72 a dose, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “This […]

Oxfam welcomes funding for Philippines, calls for more assistance

In response to the Australian Government’s announcement of $5 million to support the response to Typhoon Rai (known locally as Odette) in the Philippines, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Super Typhoon Rai has caused immense devastation and extreme suffering for hundreds  of thousands of families, just as they were preparing to celebrate Christmas. […]

Government fails to commit further critical funding to tackle pandemic in the region: Oxfam

In response to yesterday’s mid-year budget update, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam welcomes the Government’s commitments to enhance its partnership with ASEAN and invest in additional infrastructure for the Pacific. “However, the Government has failed to take the opportunity to increase or extend the temporary and targeted aid measures in response to […]

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