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New energy policy will push more people into poverty: Oxfam

Responding to reports that the Federal Government will scrap plans for a clean energy target, Oxfam Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “Against the backdrop of devastating hurricanes, severe drought across East Africa and determined leadership from our Pacific Island neighbours, the Federal Government is poised to walk even further away from meaningful action […]

ATO reveals large companies’ tax rort

Responding to the release of figures by the Australian Taxation Office that reveal the extent of tax avoidance by large Australian-based companies, Oxfam Australia’s Economic Policy Advisor Joy Kyriacou said: “The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that multinationals avoided paying an estimated $2.5 billion into the public coffers in the 2014-15 financial year – money […]

Straight Talking women in Broome

Aboriginal women will travel from far and wide across the vast Kimberley to converge in Broome next week for the region’s first ever Straight Talk, gaining skills to become powerful advocates and tackle the issues of importance to their communities. Former senator, Olympic gold medallist and Straight Talk trailblazer Nova Peris, National Congress of Australia’s […]

Women to Straight Talk in the Kimberley

Aboriginal women from across WA’s vast Kimberley will gather in Broome for the region’s first ever Straight Talk, gaining skills to allow them to become powerful advocates and achieve greater equality in their communities. The regional event comes after lobbying by Kimberley women who have taken part in previous national Straight Talk summits – and […]

Climate change a grave and confronting threat to Torres Strait Islanders

Climate change is posing a grave threat to islands in Australia’s remote Torres Strait, underscoring urgent calls for Australia to do more to end its climate pollution, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said. Dr Szoke, who recently returned from visiting the Torres Strait, said the islands were made up of strong, flourishing communities, but […]

Making tax vanish in Australia: Oxfam report

Oxfam research that has prompted a global multinational company to publicly back the push for tougher tax laws has again exposed the broken tax system robbing Australia and poor countries of billions, Oxfam Australia said today. The Oxfam research, published today, examines restructures by multinational RB that appear to have allowed the company to avoid […]

Oxfam innovates with virtual reality film on water shortages facing families in Kenya

Oxfam today released a powerful, moving virtual reality (VR) film looking at what it means to be a young girl living through drought and experiencing poverty in rural Kenya. Oxfam Australia’s 8-minute VR film, Evelyn’s Story, allows viewers to walk in the shoes of Evelyn, an 11-year-old girl from a remote community in northern Kenya’s […]

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