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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 […]

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 […]

‘Crisis on top of crisis’ as India and Bangladesh brace for Cyclone Amphan – Oxfam

Cyclone Amphan, the strongest ever cyclone recorded over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit north-east India and Bangladesh today, threatening millions of people in vulnerable communities already affected by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdown. Millions of people are being evacuated in India and 12,000 shelters have been prepared in Bangladesh to house nearly five million […]

Rainy season threatens huge cholera spike in Yemen as conflict hampers efforts to address forgotten crisis

Yemen is suffering a forgotten cholera crisis, Oxfam said today, as it warned the number of people there with the disease could spiral as the country approaches rainy season in April and health systems are close to collapse. The north is at greatest risk because of the scarcity of water there. The five governorates of Sana’a, […]

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