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Australia must do far more for Pacific Island neighbours on climate – Oxfam

Despite a promising announcement today of an increase in funding to help Pacific Island countries facing the devastating impacts of climate change, Oxfam has warned Australia still has a long way to go to meet its responsibilities. Oxfam climate change adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said the Prime Minister’s announcement of a $300 million, four-year package […]

MEDIA COMMENT: Don’t post your coffee pods, buy Oxfam’s biodegradable Fairtrade product instead

Responding to reports that Nespresso® enlisted Australia Post to enable people to recycle their aluminium coffee pods via the mail, Oxfam Australia General Manager Julia Sumner said: “We encourage consumers to think about the excessive cost and negative environmental impacts of buying aluminium coffee pods which cannot be recycled using a curb-side recycling program but […]

One in nine people still going hungry

The amount of people going hungry has dropped by 167 million in the last decade, according to new figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The total number of hungry people in the world is now 795 million – which is still 1 in 9 people. Oxfam’s food and climate policy advisor Kelly Dent […]

Vanuatu women in Australia urge action on climate change

Australians can learn about how one of our Pacific neighbours is meeting the challenge of climate change at public events around the country from next week. Oxfam and CARE International are hosting a national speaking tour with Shirley Laban and Mala Silas, two women at the frontline of efforts to tackle climate change in Vanuatu. […]

The risky business behind ANZ’s bumper profits

ANZ’s bumper $3.4 billion profit announced this morning comes days after an Oxfam report called on the bank to provide compensation to families and communities who have lost land, homes and livelihoods because of land grabbing practices by ANZ backed companies in South East Asia.

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