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Dumping tax cuts for big business a big win for equality: Oxfam

Commenting on today’s announcement that the Coalition will not take tax cuts for big business to the next Federal Election, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Dumping the plan to hand big businesses a tax cut is a major win in the bid to tackle the widening inequality gap in Australia, and puts […]

Oxfam responds to worst Kerala floods in nearly a century

Oxfam India is preparing emergency relief and assistance for people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala. The Kerala floods have affected more than one million people, left hundreds of thousands homeless and so far claimed the lives of more than 350 people. Oxfam India’s Director of Programs and Humanitarian […]

Dump tax cuts for big business: Oxfam

Commenting on the Federal Government’s latest plan to push for corporate tax cuts in Parliament this week, Oxfam Australia’s Economic Policy Adviser Joy Kyriacou said: “The proposed tax cuts have repeatedly been put on hold after failing to get enough support to get through the Senate. “In addition to a lack of public support for […]

Oxfam provides drinking water and shelter to thousands after Lombok earthquake

Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors after a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the second within a week, hit Lombok Island in Indonesia on Sunday night. The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency now puts the death toll at 98, with over 200 people injured. More than 600,000 people are […]

Oxfam responding to devastating Lombok earthquakes

Oxfam is responding to a second shallow and powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Lombok Island in Indonesia this morning, causing extensive damage and killing at least 82 people, according to media reports. Oxfam helped to set up a Humanitarian Knowledge Hub on the island, with eight to 10 local organisations and supported two of […]

Oxfam Trailwalker launches new trail for Melbourne in 2019

Melburnians love a good charity walk or run and now Trailwalker – one of Australia’s largest fundraising walks, which has raised $100 million to tackle global poverty since the first event in 1999 – is coming to town in 2019. Literally. Oxfam Trailwalker today announced the launch of a different 100km Melbourne trail for its […]

In the bag: Oxfam Australia recognised in top innovator list for 2018

Oxfam Australia was last night recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative organisations after it was ranked 96 in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Most Innovative Companies List for 2018. The annual innovator list, judged by leading innovation consultancy Inventium, looks at the top innovations across Australia and New Zealand in the […]

Oxfam training 119 staff to become investigators as part of package to strengthen safeguarding worldwide

Independent Commission appointed and Safeguarding review on track Initial training for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators Staff reference systems introduced with enhanced pre-employment checks Whistle-blowing reporting lines in five languages Oxfam has held initial training courses for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators as part of its Ten-Point Action Plan launched in […]

Thousands of Syrians out of reach of aid – Oxfam

Thousands of Syrians forced from their homes due to the recent fighting in Dar’a Province in southern Syria are unable to get the help they desperately need, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Amid scorching summer temperatures, families need shelter, water, food and medical care but access for humanitarian agencies is limited and not enough […]

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