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Australia must halt arms exports to UAE and Saudi Arabia

In response to ABC Investigations’ findings that Australian arms are being sold to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – both countries accused of human rights violations and even war crimes in the conflict in Yemen – Oxfam Australia’s Advocacy and Campaigns Manager Conor Costello said: “Shocking numbers of civilians continue to be killed […]

Oxfam extends deepest sympathy to family of Jenna Downes

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Jenna Downes. Jenna worked with Oxfam Australia as our Security and Logistics Coordinator from January 2016 to January 2017.  During this time, she supported many Oxfam country teams and was a critical member of our humanitarian team, including being deployed to support Oxfam’s response […]

Deadly South Asia floods continue to torment millions – Oxfam responds

Deadly floods and landslides in South Asia have already killed 300 people and forced over 12 million more from their homes, as the disaster continues to escalate. During the past few days, India, Nepal and Bangladesh have experienced some of the largest floods in years, threatening millions more people. Oxfam staff in the three countries say […]

Flood risk to Rohingya refugees

Oxfam is warning that thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are in danger after almost a month’s worth of rain fell in just a week. Cox’s Bazar is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, where more than 900,000 refugees live in fragile homes built from bamboo and tarpaulin. Elizabeth Hallinan, Oxfam’s advocacy manager in […]

Oxfam welcomes Constitutional recognition referendum

Responding to Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt’s address at the National Press Club today, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam Australia warmly welcomes the Minister’s leadership in committing to developing a consensus position for a referendum on Constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples within this term of government and we look forward […]

Oxfam brews up new coffee alliance

Coffee and drinking chocolate lovers will be able to continue to buy a selection of Oxfam fair products from Australian supermarkets and online, it was announced today. The continued availability of a select range of coffee and drinking chocolate products on the shelves of Australian supermarkets comes after a licensing arrangement between Oxfam and Bean […]

NSW Government must not step back from Modern Slavery Act

A year after the NSW Government passed laws positioning itself as a global leader in the fight to end modern slavery, the legislation is languishing after being sent to an additional review. On the one-year anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act being passed by the NSW Parliament, nine prominent Australian civil society groups have united […]

It’s ready, set, go for teams at Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane

Hundreds of people from across Queensland and beyond are set to descend on Mount Glorious this morning ahead of walking or running 100km as part of the Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane 2019 challenge that raises money to help alleviate poverty. More than 900 people, about 230 teams of four, will take part in the event. Those in […]

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