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Rip Curl manufacturing surf wear in North Korea

Rip Curl manufacturing surf wear in North Korea Responding to Fairfax Media’s investigation, which today revealed Rip Curl manufactured clothes in the Democratic People’s Republic (DPR) of Korea, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: Australians would be shocked to hear that an iconic Australian brand with roots on the surf coast of Victoria has […]

Ferocious Cyclone Winston tears through Fiji

As the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Winston in Fiji becomes apparent today, Oxfam is preparing to deploy staff to assist if needed. Oxfam’s regional director for the Pacific Rajeli Nicole, based in Suva, reported flooding and ‘terrifying winds’. “It’s very unnerving sitting in your house and hearing trees fall and crash all around […]

Tonga braces for Cyclone Winston: Zika virus added factor

As Cyclone Winston bears down on Tonga, Oxfam is preparing a two-pronged response: assisting local communities to recover from possible cyclone damage and ensuring any spread of the Zika virus is minimised. Earlier this week, Cyclone Winston tracked closely near Vanuatu then turned towards Tonga, crossing the island of Vava’u as a Category Two, causing […]

Oxfam Australia’s Response to Treasurer Scott Morrison’s Press Club address

TAX: Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Given the PM’s focus on innovation, the government’s approach to economic management is unexpectedly old-school. “Here’s an idea that’s ‘outside the box’ – multinational corporate taxation, and tackling tax dodging. “Despite the Treasurer saying the government is cracking down on multinational tax dodging, the current multinational […]

New poll: Australians draw the line at badly behaving banks

Almost half of Australians would consider changing banks if they became aware that the bank was behaving unethically, according to a new Oxfam Australia survey.

The national survey, which examined attitudes of 1000 Australians towards Australian banks and ethical investment, revealed 75 per cent of respondents don’t think that banks should provide loans to companies behaving in an unethical way.

The findings come as an Oxfam Australia report released today reveals the savings of ordinary Australians continue to be used by the nation’s four largest banks to back companies connected to land grabs that are forcing people off their land with little or no compensation.

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