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Australia should give its fair share to new Syria Appeal

As governments from around the world come together in Kuwait to pledge money to respond to the devastating situation in Syria – now called the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century by the UN – Oxfam is urging the Australian Government to give its fair share to the new UN appeal. The Second International […]

Reports of damage caused by cyclone in Tonga: Oxfam prepares to send staff

Oxfam is preparing to send a rapid assessment team to Tonga to assess the situation on the ground and identify the most urgent needs for people following reports of severe damage caused by Cyclone Ian to Tonga’s northern island group of Ha’apai. The extent of the devastation is still unclear but a representative from the […]

Cyclone Ian in Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

Oxfam is ready to respond to Cyclone Ian, with destructive hurricane force winds now beginning to hit the islands of Tonga. Ian is slow moving, which leads to greater destruction. Heavy rain, strong winds, high swells and flash flooding are expected to cause damage in a number of areas. Winds at the storm’s centre are […]

Oxfam working with UN in South Sudan

As the violence and insecurity spreads in South Sudan the needs of innocent people caught up in it, including more than 100,000 people who have fled their homes, are escalating day by day.

Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services will widen the gap

Federal Government plans to defund the peak National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services will exacerbate the appalling over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison, Close the Gap co-chair Kirstie Parker said today.

Kmart’s disclosure of supplier factories an Australian first, says Oxfam

Kmart’s disclosure today of the locations of its supplier factories in Bangladesh is an Australian first and a crucial step on a journey towards better conditions for workers, Oxfam Australia said today.

Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said the move was a ‘watershed moment’ for Australian retailing that would encourage transparency for the rest of the industry.

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