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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 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 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 […]

Oxfam International response to UK Charity Commission report

Oxfam Great Britain has today welcomed and accepted the UK Charity Commission’s judgment following its investigation into serious sexual misconduct by members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti in 2011. Oxfam Great Britain has apologised for its failings in its investigation and case management at the time and, as Executive Director of Oxfam International, […]

Oxfam continues to make progress implementing stronger safeguarding policies and driving cultural change

Oxfam staff are more aware and challenging of unacceptable behaviors as the organisation continues deep and wide-ranging reforms of its safeguarding work and culture, under its Ten-Point Plan. Oxfam publishes its fourth ‘quarterly progress’ report today against this plan. Oxfam’s new Standard Operating Procedures are improving the timeliness and consistency of its safeguarding reporting, including […]

Budget a hollow commitment to Australia’s First Peoples

Commenting on the Federal Budget, Oxfam Australia’s First Peoples’ Program National Manager Ngarra Murray said: “This Budget fails to address the great needs of Australia’s First Peoples in the critical areas of health and housing. “Oxfam is concerned that in responding to the Closing the Gap Refresh, the Government has addressed – in a questionable […]

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