Oxfam is warning that thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are in danger after almost a month’s worth of rain fell in just a week. Cox’s Bazar is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, where more than 900,000 refugees live in fragile homes built from bamboo and tarpaulin. Elizabeth Hallinan, Oxfam’s advocacy manager in […]
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Responding to Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt’s address at the National Press Club today, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam Australia warmly welcomes the Minister’s leadership in committing to developing a consensus position for a referendum on Constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples within this term of government and we look forward […]
Coffee and drinking chocolate lovers will be able to continue to buy a selection of Oxfam fair products from Australian supermarkets and online, it was announced today. The continued availability of a select range of coffee and drinking chocolate products on the shelves of Australian supermarkets comes after a licensing arrangement between Oxfam and Bean […]
Participants in this weekend’s Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane event could be forgiven for thinking they were seeing double thanks to a team that completed both the 100km and 55km events back-to-back on Friday and Saturday. The Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 2019 event has come to an end, with about 900 participants so far raising more than $665,000 […]
A year after the NSW Government passed laws positioning itself as a global leader in the fight to end modern slavery, the legislation is languishing after being sent to an additional review. On the one-year anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act being passed by the NSW Parliament, nine prominent Australian civil society groups have united […]
Hundreds of people from across Queensland and beyond are set to descend on Mount Glorious this morning ahead of walking or running 100km as part of the Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 2019 challenge that raises money to help alleviate poverty. More than 900 people, about 230 teams of four, will take part in the event. Those in […]
Oxfam Australia has announced the appointment of Lyn Morgain as its new Chief Executive.
Oxfam welcomes the final report of the Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Accountability and Culture Change. “This is exactly the report we asked for following incidents of sexual misconduct of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti that came to light last year,” Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima said. “We set up the Independent Commission […]
Oxfam Great Britain has today welcomed and accepted the UK Charity Commission’s judgment following its investigation into serious sexual misconduct by members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti in 2011. Oxfam Great Britain has apologised for its failings in its investigation and case management at the time and, as Executive Director of Oxfam International, […]
Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane participants this year will come together to help tackle poverty as well as to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event in Australia when they set off from Mt Glorious en route to Mt Coot-tha from 21-23 June.