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Expressions of Interest sought for Oxfam Australia Board

Expressions of interest have been invited for rewarding opportunities to join the Oxfam Australia Board and play a key role in tackling the inequalities that are keeping people in poverty. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said she was excited to call for applications for Board positions from passionate, community-connected and skilled individuals to help […]

Earth Day summit must catalyse global climate action

As the Earth Day Summit begins, Oxfam is calling for President Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and other world leaders attending the virtual summit to urgently ramp up ambition to tackle the climate crisis. The poorest half of the world’s population —3.1 billion people— is responsible for just a small fraction of dangerous carbon emissions. […]

Oxfam Australia data incident: update

Following an independent IT forensic investigation, Oxfam Australia announced today that it has found that supporters’ information on one of its databases was unlawfully accessed by an external party on 20 January 2021. The database includes information about supporters who may have signed a petition, taken part in a campaign or made donations or purchases […]

UN-backed rights needed for Indigenous communities: Oxfam

The Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia inquiry into the destruction of Juukan Gorge caves must go further in its final report by calling for the principle of free, prior and informed consent to be incorporated into state and Commonwealth heritage and native title laws, Oxfam Australia said today. Commenting on the release of the […]

New Oxfam International Executive Director launches 10-year strategy to transform Oxfam and its fight against inequality

New Oxfam International Executive Director Gabriela Bucher’s first public announcement today launches the organisation’s new 10-year strategy to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice around the world. Bucher, who started on November 16, said the strategy helps to set Oxfam on a course to meet the deepening crises facing people living with poverty, exclusion […]

Oxfam welcomes COVID-19 vaccine funding for Australia’s neighbours

Commenting on the Federal Government’s pledge of an additional $500 million for a COVID-19 vaccine for the Pacific and South East Asia, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam strongly welcomes the commitment of an extra $500 million over three years to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine to our neighbours in the Pacific and […]

COVID-19 response plans a positive start, but lasting impacts need more focus: Oxfam

Commenting on today’s release of details of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Development Response Plans, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam has long been warning of the devastating combined impacts of climate change and the coronavirus crisis across the region and note that this has been emphasised more strongly in the regional Pacific Development […]

Sale of Oxfam Melbourne office

Oxfam Australia has announced the sale of its head office building in Melbourne following a comprehensive review of the organisation’s long-term office needs.  The sale to international student accommodation provider Scape Australia Management was undertaken after independent, expert commercial real estate advice from Ernst & Young and based on a review finding that the Carlton […]

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