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Cyclone Kenneth wreaks havoc in Mozambique

Oxfam and its partner organisations are preparing to support relief efforts to help communities in Mozambique after powerful Cyclone Kenneth made landfall today. Just over a month after the country was hit by deadly Cyclone Idai, a storm that killed about 1000 people and affected an estimated two million people across south-eastern Africa, communities in […]

Major spike in cholera likely as agencies struggle to reach infected people in Yemen

Fears are growing that the world’s worst cholera outbreak could be set for a massive resurgence as aid agencies in Yemen are struggling to reach almost 40,000 people suspected to have the disease, Oxfam warned today. Fighting and restraints on access – including checkpoints and permit requirements imposed by the warring parties – are making […]

Australian aid stagnates in OECD rankings

Responding to reports that Australia is stuck at the same level in global aid rankings just released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The disappointing news that Australia has stagnated in global aid rankings comes only a week after the Australian Government cut the […]

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 […]

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