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World Refugee Day: Oxfam petition calls for increased humanitarian intake

To mark World Refugee Day, Oxfam will today hand over a petition with almost 42,000 signatures to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office calling for increased support for refugees. Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Policy Advisor Nicole Bieske said the petition was called Right to Refuge and had three asks. Almost 42,000 Australians joined Oxfam in calling […]

Tough trail no match for Oxfam walkers

The last Oxfam Trailwalker team crossed the finish line after 5am this morning at Mt Coot-tha after walking 55km in 22 hours and 22 minutes. The first team to finish, Team Brioche, completed the 100km in 13 hours and 25 minutes on Friday night and were greeted by family, friends and popping champagne. Team Brioche was the fastest […]

Oxfam welcomes launch of Australian Humanitarian Partnership

Oxfam welcomed today’s launch of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Government’s long-term funding commitment. At the launch event, held at the Australian Aid warehouse in Brisbane, Minister Bishop announced a five-year $50 million commitment to support humanitarian efforts through six trusted Australian humanitarian organisations and partners, including Oxfam. […]

Oxfam Trailwalkers off and racing

Participants in the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane event are all set to take off at 7am this morning (Friday 16 June) from Mount Glorious in the fundraising endurance challenge of a lifetime. Teams of four will walk or run 100km in 48 hours or less to raise funds for Oxfam’s lifesaving work tackling poverty in […]

Cholera in Yemen killing one person nearly every hour

Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months, Oxfam said today. The humanitarian organisation is calling for a massive aid effort and an immediate ceasefire to allow health and […]

Matt Okine kicks off OXJAM 2017

OXJAM – the music lover’s month long party against poverty – is back for its third year and is set to be bigger and better than ever. Comedian, actor, rapper and former co-host of triple J Breakfast, Matt Okine, is on board as OXJAM’s 2017 ambassador. OXJAM takes place during the month of August, when […]

Adani mine will drive more people into poverty: Oxfam

Responding to reports that Adani has given final investment approval for its controversial Carmichael mega mine in Queensland, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Make no mistake, Adani’s proposed mine is a disaster for the world’s poor. More coal will drive more people into poverty through the devastating consequences of climate change and […]

‘ACTION IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY’ Speech delivered by Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima at Progress 2017, Melbourne Town Hall, 6 June.

(CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY)  Respected leaders Activists Friends Allow me to begin by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation: the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. They are the custodians of this country and on behalf of all of Oxfam I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present, and […]

Oxfam condemns US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Responding to US President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The US withdrawal from Paris is a grave injustice and historic act of recklessness. But it will not derail the world’s response to climate change. From India to the Pacific, countries are determined in their […]

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