Tag: Australian Government

International development commitments must resonate beyond electoral cycles

As Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP, is welcomed to the Australian Government’s ministry, a new group of Australian NGOs – known as ‘The Ripple Project’ – has set an ambition to increase Australian aid through legislated targets. Seeking to build public and cross-party political support for graduated increases to aid […]

Oxfam congratulates new parliament, calls for more action on climate, inequality, First People’s rights

Commenting on the 2022 federal election result, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:   “Oxfam congratulates all candidates elected to the Australian parliament, including our new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and his Labor government.  “Australians have made clear their desire for a different kind of parliament to confront the challenges facing us. They want […]

Star-studded concert to launch Emergency Action Alliance Ukraine Appeal

The Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) is today launching its first emergency appeal in conjunction with media partner ABC. A two-hour Concert for Ukraine will bring together leading names from the music world, including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabelo and Manic Street Preachers, to raise money for victims of the humanitarian disaster. Screening on ABC TV Plus […]

Budget lacks ambition at time of massive need

Commenting on the budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “At a time of rapidly escalating need and growing inequality across the globe, this federal budget fails to demonstrate the leadership that is required from a nation like Australia. “While Oxfam welcomes the marginal increase in aid funding through […]

Close the Gap report shows efforts to address systemic racism overdue: Oxfam

Commenting on the Close the Gap campaign’s 2022 report, Transforming Power: Voices for Generational Change, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:  “This report is a reminder to all of us that long-term funding commitments by governments and structural change that empowers Indigenous communities will be needed if Australia is to close the health gap […]

Oxfam calls for respectful reflection, not celebration, on January 26

Oxfam has called on all Australians to mark January 26 with reflection rather than celebration, given the historic and ongoing injustices experienced by the First Peoples of the nation. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, today’s date marks the beginning of British colonial settlement in Australia, which was conducted without a treaty or any […]

Oxfam welcomes funding for Philippines, calls for more assistance

In response to the Australian Government’s announcement of $5 million to support the response to Typhoon Rai (known locally as Odette) in the Philippines, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Super Typhoon Rai has caused immense devastation and extreme suffering for hundreds  of thousands of families, just as they were preparing to celebrate Christmas. […]

Government fails to commit further critical funding to tackle pandemic in the region: Oxfam

In response to yesterday’s mid-year budget update, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam welcomes the Government’s commitments to enhance its partnership with ASEAN and invest in additional infrastructure for the Pacific. “However, the Government has failed to take the opportunity to increase or extend the temporary and targeted aid measures in response to […]

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