Undeniably there is a national crisis in Indigenous welfare. It’s taken years and numerous reports and calls for action from Aboriginal leaders for governments to act. Now there is the political will to invest in the sorts of basic services other Australians take for granted; primary health care, education, housing and health.
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Claims by an Australian rightwing think tank that Oxfam Australia was misleading the public for claiming Fairtrade Coffee helped lift some of the world’s poorest coffee farmers out of poverty have been dismissed by the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC).
In the last few months a new phrase has entered the Australian vernacular. Three words that when used together have come to symbolise our nation’s greatest challenge. A new lexicon, they have been used extensively by media commentators, celebrities, campaigners, politicians and perhaps most important of all, the Australian public.
One of Australia’s most renowned and award winning singer/songwriters Kev Carmody has joined the Close the Gap campaign.
Oxfam welcomes an agreement signed between coffee giant Starbucks and the government of Ethiopia that has the potential to guarantee its coffee farmers a fairer share of the profits for their world-renowned brands, Sidamo, Harar and Yirgacheffe. The distribution, marketing and licensing agreement ends their trademark dispute and brings them together in partnership to help lift Ethiopian coffee farmers out of poverty.
On Sunday, Oxfam International announced their intention to pull out of Gereida, the largest camp in Darfur and the home of 130 000 displaced people.
Oxfam International announces their withdrawl from Gereida, the largest camp for displaced persons in Darfur.
The group of G8 countries meeting in Germany announced an agreement on climate change.
AFL legend and Aboriginal activist Michael Long has joined the Close the Gap campaign.
Official Opening of Oxfam Australia’s new National Office.