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Big business’ windfall profits rocket to “obscene” $1 trillion a year amid cost-of-living crisis; Oxfam and ActionAid renew call for windfall taxes

722 mega-corporations raked in $1 trillion a year in windfall profits in 2021 and 2022.  A windfall tax of 90 percent on last years’ windfall profits could generate $941 billion —money that now could be used to tackle poverty and climate change.  While profits soared, one billion workers across 50 countries took a $746 billion […]

Allies for Uluru CEOs welcome historic milestone in Voice Referendum

CEOs from Allies for Uluru, a cross-sector collaborative coalition of over 200 members, warmly welcome the historic passage of legislation to hold a referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament. This landmark decision represents a significant stride towards a ‘Yes’ vote, and reflects a unified commitment to recognising and valuing the […]

Famine relief will help world’s most vulnerable

The federal Government’s allocation of $29 million to alleviate the impact of famine and conflict in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East will save lives and ease the impact of malnutrition, the Help Fight Famine campaign coalition said today. Australia will contribute $29 million from the Humanitarian Emergency Fund to partners in the […]

Oxfam Australia implements new Enterprise Agreement

The Oxfam Australia board of directors and management is pleased to announce the implementation of a new Enterprise Agreement for staff for 2023-2026. The world and our organisation have changed significantly since our last EA commenced in 2019, and this revitalised agreement reflects our ongoing commitment to be recognised as an innovative, values-led organisation and […]

Budget a missed opportunity to tackle deepening inequality

In response to the 2023 federal budget, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:  “After promising signs in the government’s October budget of increased investment in international development, this budget presented an opportunity to take further steps to make a real difference to the lives of millions of people who have been affected by climate […]

Oxfam Straight Talkers return to Canberra for Wiyi Yani U Thangani National Summit

Ten alumni of Oxfam’s political leadership program for First Nations women, Straight Talk, are this week heading back to Canberra to attend Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) National Summit. Selected for their wide-ranging and diverse experience as change-makers in their communities, the Straight Talk delegates are among more than 900 Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

65 million more people pushed to extreme hunger since last year is “a stain on our collective humanity,” says Oxfam

Today’s “Global Report on Food Crises”, led by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN), says that 258 million people across 58 countries are now experiencing acute hunger – 65 million additional people (up 34%) over last year. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive, Lyn Morgain, said: “For global hunger to rise for a fifth consecutive year in […]

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