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Developing countries are putting Australia to shame on refugees

Today, the signatures of about 170,000 concerned Australians from across the country will be handed over at Parliament House, calling for the Government to get all refugee children off Nauru. The Kids Off Nauru campaign has mobilised people in support of getting children off the tiny island country and raised awareness of the fact the […]

Straight Talk summit kicks off in Canberra

Oxfam Australia’s Straight Talk National Summit begins in Canberra today, bringing together more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across the country to do some straight talking with women from all sides of politics. The Straight Talk summit, from 26-29 November and now in its ninth year, has seen women travel to […]

Oxfam Australia welcomes independent review into prevention of sexual misconduct

Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Helen Szoke welcomed the review, commissioned by the Australian Council for International Development and carried out by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. “Oxfam Australia welcomes this independent report that provides all Australian international development NGOs with ways in which we can better tackle the issue of sexual misconduct, as we […]

Oxfam responds to Government’s $3bn Pacific funding boost

Responding to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of a $3 billion infrastructure funding boost in the Pacific region, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “While we welcome the Government’s renewed focus on our Pacific neighbours, this announced funding package shouldn’t come at a cost to other vulnerable communities around the world who rely […]

Oxfam comment on Rohingya Refugee Returns announcement

Commenting on reports today that the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar will begin in mid-November, Oxfam’s head of regional advocacy for the Rohingya crisis, Rachael Reilly said from Yangon, Myanmar: “It is deeply concerning that Rohingya people may be sent back to Myanmar to face the same persecution they fled. “Refugees in […]

One month on after Indonesia tsunami and quake: concerns as monsoon threatens

As the one-month anniversary of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami approaches (Sunday 28 October), international aid agency Oxfam is warning of a heightened risk of disease and landslides due to the monsoon season. More than 2000 people died as a result of the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island on 28 September, […]

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