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Australia’s aid generosity remains low, reveals OECD figures

Today, the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD DAC) published its preliminary figures on the amount of development aid for 2022. The data shows that overall aid spending from 30 OECD members summed 204 billion US dollars in 2022. Rich countries only committed 0.36 percent of their gross national income […]

Australia Becomes World Leader in Corporate Tax Transparency

Oxfam Australia has praised the Albanese Government’s world-leading corporate tax transparency legislation, saying it will help reduce tax avoidance in Australia and abroad, and help ensure big corporations pay their fair share of tax. Quotes attributable to Lyn Morgain, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia: “Global tax dodging is costing Australia and starving low-income countries of much […]

NSW election results shows power of Aboriginal voters: Oxfam

Oxfam Australia commends Aboriginal communities on the NSW south coast, who have extracted strong and far-reaching commitments from the in-coming Labor government to end the targeting of Aboriginal cultural fishers and support commercial aspirations. In the seat of Bega, which has a 5 per cent Aboriginal population, Labor’s Dr Michael Holland achieved a swing of […]

The Allies for Uluru Coalition – Statement

The Allies for Uluru Coalition – representing more than 180 civil society organisations across the country – welcome and endorse the agreed wording for constitutional change and a First Nations Voice to Parliament announced by the Prime Minister today.  We have heard the message of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders of the Uluru […]

Oxfam Reaction – IPCC Synthesis Report 

Oxfam Australia has made a plea for urgent action, as the IPCC Synthesis report today highlights limiting warming to 1.5°C is on its last legs. Quotes attributable to Lyn Morgain, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia.   “This is, literally, the last chapter. The science shows that limiting global heating to 1.5°C is still possible —but only just. […]

New push for famine package as polls show public support

As a new poll shows overwhelming support for Australia’s aid effort, Australian politicians will today hear the case for a $110 million famine relief package from people who have direct experience of the growing crisis in Africa. The YouGov poll of 1055 Australia voters for the Help Fight Famine campaign finds that despite the domestic […]

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