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Walking for equality: Teams come together for Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne

More than a thousand people are set to take on an epic challenge of endurance while they raise funds to tackle poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne this weekend. Walking 100km in teams of four, the event will kick off on Friday in the beautiful Endeavour Hills, winding its way through the densely forested Dandenong Ranges […]

Oxfam Australia welcomes new Board members

Oxfam Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of nine members to its Board of Directors. Oxfam Australia Board Chair Dr Judith Slocombe thanked all applicants in a highly competitive expression of interest process across Australia that attracted about 140 candidates and had been guided by Oxfam Australia’s commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity. “The […]

Oxfam welcomes support for self-determination for First Peoples

The latest Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report shows support for self-determination and community-based organisations is the way forward to address the systemic barriers faced by First Peoples, Oxfam Australia said today. The Productivity Commission’s eighth report, which examines progress against 52 indicators, identified some areas of progress, but systemic problems remain in the high rates of […]

Poor business dealings of big fashion brands driving poverty wages: Oxfam

The business practices of big Australian fashion brands are part of a system of entrenched inequality that has been laid bare by the coronavirus crisis and is keeping the women who make our clothes trapped by poverty wages, ground-breaking research released by Oxfam today has revealed. The report, Shopping for a Bargain, has exposed a […]

Oxfam welcomes increase to international COVID support, calls for permanent change

Commenting on tonight’s Federal Budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam welcomes the additional $304.7 million committed in this year’s Federal Budget to support our neighbours in the Pacific and Timor Leste to respond to the unprecedented global coronavirus crisis. “It is heartening to see the Government’s recognition […]

Rich nations have bought more than half the future supply of COVID-19 vaccines from leading contenders

Wealthy nations representing just 13 percent of the world’s population – including Australia – have already cornered more than half the promised doses of leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Oxfam warned today as health and finance ministers of G20 countries meet to discuss the global pandemic. Oxfam analysed the deals that pharmaceutical corporations and vaccine producers […]

New Chair of the Board at Oxfam Australia

Oxfam Australia has announced the appointment of Dr Judith Slocombe AM as incoming Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr Slocombe’s first term will begin at the end of this week, when current Chair Dennis Goldner AM steps down after six years in the role. Mr Goldner, who also held a position as a board […]

New Oxfam safeguarding director says organisation primed to capitalise on official recommendations to make deeper improvements

Oxfam is well placed to expand upon the improvements it is making to its safeguarding systems and working culture, says new International Associate Director of Safeguarding, Victoria McDonough.  Oxfam publishes the fifth quarterly report of its Feb 2018 Ten-Point Plan in response to the Haiti sexual misconduct scandal. “Oxfam has made solid improvements over the […]

Oxfam extends deepest sympathy to family of Jenna Downes

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Jenna Downes. Jenna worked with Oxfam Australia as our Security and Logistics Coordinator from January 2016 to January 2017.  During this time, she supported many Oxfam country teams and was a critical member of our humanitarian team, including being deployed to support Oxfam’s response […]

Oxfam welcomes Independent Commission’s recommendations and commits to deepen culture change and safeguarding improvements

Oxfam welcomes the final report of the Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change. “This is exactly the report we asked for following incidents of sexual misconduct of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti that came to light last year,” Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said. “We set up the Independent Commission […]

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