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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 […]

Australia’s election to UN Human Rights Council a test of commitment to values

Australia must use its term on the United Nations Human Rights Council to push for stronger human rights protections at home and globally, Oxfam Australia said today. Responding to confirmation that Australia has been elected unopposed to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Oxfam Australia’s Head of Policy Dr Nicole Bieske said: “Oxfam welcomes Australia’s […]

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 […]

Bunch of legends cross the finish line for Oxfam Trailwalker Perth 2017

The fifth annual Oxfam Trailwalker Perth 2017 came to a close this morning, with almost a thousand participants so far raising about $773,000 for people living in poverty. A total of 247 teams set out from Chidlow Recreation Ground on Saturday morning in two waves at 7am and just after 8am and needed to complete […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth 100km bad weather cancellation

Oxfam can confirm that the decision has been taken to cancel the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker Perth event due to bad weather, with the 50km event scheduled to continue on Saturday morning. The 100km event was due to begin at 7am tomorrow. Teams registered to take part in the cancelled 100km event have been invited to […]

Mexico Earthquake and Hurricane Maria – Oxfam responding

MEXICO CITY:  Oxfam is assessing damage from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday, killing more than 200 people, most of them in and near Mexico City. Large areas are now without electricity. Federal government agencies in Mexico are responding with rescue teams and medical aid in the affected areas, and are continuing […]

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