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Oxfam welcomes $4.5 million Fairtrade commitment from Australian Government

International aid agency Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $4.5 million to boost Fairtrade between small community producers in the Pacific and in Indonesia with regional and international markets.

Oxfam Australia Trading General Manager Julia Sumner said the investment highlighted the importance that trade plays in helping to lift people out of poverty.

Capsules for the ethical coffee drinker

Oxfam will be launching its first ever range of Fairtrade certified, organic and biodegradable coffee capsules to coincide with International Coffee Day on Monday 29 September. The capsules are compatible with Nespresso®* coffee machines and are locally roasted in Victoria and packed into a #5 medium roast with a smooth finish through to a #10 dark roast with a rich finish and a #12 intense roast with a full-bodied finish.

Launceston Mayor encourages Tasmanians to ‘Go Fair’

Launceston’s Mayor is calling on Tasmanians to Go Fair in 2013 by making the switch to fair trade products as part of Fair Trade Fortnight.

To help Tasmanians understand more about how buying fair trade benefits producers in developing countries, the mayor will be speaking at a World Fair Trade Day special event on Saturday 11 May at 12.00pm in the Launceston Mall.

Celebrity chef and Adelaide Lord Mayor to launch Fair Trade Fortnight

Celebrity chef Simon Bryant, from the ABC’s “The Cook and the Chef‟, will join Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood in the kitchen this week to help launch this year’s Fair Trade Fortnight. The event will be taking place at the Adelaide Central Markets, this Saturday 5 May 2012 between 11.00am and 1.00pm.

Kylie Kwong range hits the shops

The beautiful fair trade tableware range designed by celebrity chef Kylie Kwong exclusively for Oxfam Australia has gone on sale around Australia.

To mark its release and to give Kylie fans a behind-the scenes look at how the range was developed, Oxfam has released a short video of Kylie’s visit to the workshop where her first ever range is being crafted. The video, which can be viewed on the Oxfam website, also introduces some of the people who are creating the fair trade range.

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