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Shoppers asked to pressure popular fashion brands to step up

Major fashion brands in Australia, such as Just Jeans, Lorna Jane, Myer and Peter Alexander, must be open about how and where they manufacture their clothes to help lift the women who make them out of poverty, Oxfam has declared ahead of the Black Friday sales and Christmas. As Australians start their Christmas shopping in […]

Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna making $1,000 profit every second while world’s poorest countries remain largely unvaccinated

Demand grows for firms to share vaccine recipes and technology as billionaire pharma bosses convene for ‘Big Pharma Davos’ New figures from the Peoples Vaccine Alliance reveal that the companies behind two of the most successful COVID vaccines – Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna – are making combined profits of $65,000 every minute. The figures based […]

Oxfam calls on Australian governments to act now to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14

Oxfam Australia has called on the nation’s attorneys-general to urgently heed expert advice and international best practice by lifting the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years of age. The organisation’s Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said current policies nationwide were not in the best interests of children and were disproportionately harming First Nations […]

Oxfam’s verdict on the COP26 outcome

Oxfam International Executive Director Gabriela Bucher said: “Clearly some world leaders think they aren’t living on the same planet as the rest of us. It seems no amount of fires, rising sea levels or droughts will bring them to their senses to stop increasing emissions at the expense of humanity. “Punishing, extreme weather is already […]

Australia failed our Pacific neighbours at COP: aid agencies

Australia’s commitments at the COP26 climate change conference failed our Pacific neighbours and others on the frontlines of climate change, say the aid agencies ActionAid, CARE and Oxfam Australia. Australia’s announcement of $500 million to help Pacific and Southeast Asian nations mitigate and adapt to climate change is a fraction of our fair share, and […]

Straight Talk Summit postponed

The 2021 Straight Talk Summit has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and challenges around moving the event online. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said while this meant the event couldn’t proceed in 2021, plans were afoot to reschedule the summit to commence in the first half of next year. Border restrictions as […]

We can and must do more on climate: Oxfam

Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain reacts to the Australian Government’s COP26 announcement on climate finance: “The Australian Government’s lack of ambition at COP26 is gravely disappointing. Without a credible 2030 target, we have no way to prove our commitment to doing our fair share to limit catastrophic warming. And critically, our contributions to support […]

PM must do more on climate commitments: Oxfam

In response to the Australian Government’s announcement of its updated climate change policy, Oxfam Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:   “As the Liberal and National parties have argued over this long-term goal, the rest of the world has moved on. Other wealthy countries have not only increased their ambitions for 2030, but dramatically boosted their […]

Pharmaceutical companies and rich nations delivering just one in seven of doses promised to developing countries

Australia has only delivered 6% of the 60 million vaccines pledged through the COVAX initiative.  Developing countries have been hit with an endless tide of inadequate gestures and broken promises from rich countries and pharmaceutical companies, who are failing to deliver billions of doses they promised while blocking the real solutions to vaccine inequality, according […]

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