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Election a test of climate leadership

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement today that there will be a federal election on 18 May, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “This election will be a referendum on climate change. Australians know that climate damage is here, now.  It’s being measured in lives lost, deepening inequality and rising hunger. “They are […]

Closure of Oxfam Australia Trading

Oxfam Australia Trading operations will close after a difficult decision made by Oxfam Australia’s Board. Oxfam Australia Chief Operating Officer Tony McKimmie said the decision to close came amid ongoing commercial pressures and a tough retail environment. Mr McKimmie said declining revenue and profitability in retail and wholesale sales – as well as flat online […]

Adani approval reckless: Oxfam

Responding to Federal Government approval for groundwater management plans that bring the controversial Adani coal mine a step closer, Oxfam Australia Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “The Federal Government approval – a major hurdle that brings the disastrous Adani coal mine a step closer to reality – is a reckless and shameful decision […]

Budget a hollow commitment to Australia’s First Peoples

Commenting on the Federal Budget, Oxfam Australia’s First Peoples’ Program National Manager Ngarra Murray said: “This Budget fails to address the great needs of Australia’s First Peoples in the critical areas of health and housing. “Oxfam is concerned that in responding to the Closing the Gap Refresh, the Government has addressed – in a questionable […]

Budget blind to dual crises of inequality and climate change

This year’s inward-looking Federal Budget does little to tackle growing inequality in Australia or the world, Oxfam Australia said tonight. “This is an extremely disappointing Budget.  There’s been no improvement in Australia’s policies to tackle climate change, we’ve seen a continuation of cuts to Australian aid, and aid funds are being diverted from Asia to […]

Labor’s climate policy a solid start, but still falls short: Oxfam

Responding to the release of Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan, Oxfam Australia Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “While today’s announcement includes some very welcome steps, overall Labor’s plan still falls short of the leadership and courage that the climate crisis demands. “We are seeing global hunger once again on the rise as a […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne teams to forge a new path on 2019 trail

More than 2,800 people committed to trekking the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne event for 2019 are setting off on the adventure of a lifetime this morning. Oxfam Trailwalker raises money for Oxfam’s work tackling poverty and inequality around the world and, to celebrate the event entering its third decade in Australia this year, Oxfam launched […]

Lives still at risk after Cyclone Idai

The number of casualties and people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa looks set to rise from the two million currently estimated. Rains are still falling and waters rising in some areas. The destruction of roads, bridges and communications means that some areas are still completely cut off. Search-and-rescue – and eventually aid and […]

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