Oxfam today set out a six point plan for the next President of the World Bank to prove he is the right person to rebuild the institution’s shattered credibility.
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Rich countries such as Australia must dramatically increase funds spent on assisting poor countries to cope with the worst effects of climate change such as environmental and human disasters, warns a new report published today by Oxfam.
Close The Gap, the biggest campaign in Australia’s history to narrow the gap in life expectancy between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and other Australians, welcomes today’s announcement by Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd of additional funding for Aboriginal health services.
The health crisis affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders will continue to be ignored as a result of yesterday’s budget, warns Oxfam Australia.
The Federal Government’s 2007 budget failed to take the necessary steps to close the 17 year gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians with only minor increases in Aboriginal health spending, said the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and Oxfam Australia.
Australia’s growth in Fairtrade products such as coffee is ranked the fastest in the world with sales up at least 50 per cent on last year to $8 million, according to Oxfam Australia as Fairtrade fortnight kicks off.
Last week’s decision by the Government of Norway to instruct its $350 billion national pension fund not to invest in a mining company whose Australian-based subsidiary Emperor Mines has dumped thousands of tonnes of toxic waste into the rivers of Papua New Guinea is a warning to all mining companies who foul up the environment and destroy livelihoods that fewer investors tolerate their actions, said Oxfam Australia.
Any national diabetes plan agreed by the Council of Australian Governments must include a central focus on combating diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, according to the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and Oxfam Australia.
Australia is ranked bottom of a league table of wealthy nations working to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples, according to a new report published today (April 2) by National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and Oxfam Australia.
The livelihoods of millions of poor sheep herders and cotton farmers could be threatened if a free trade agreement between China and Australia goes ahead, warned Oxfam today (21 March) as it published a new report, ‘Signing Away the Future.’