Responding to the 2017 Federal Budget, Oxfam Australia chief executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “At a time when Australia’s First Peoples live 10–17 fewer years than other Australians, and babies born to Aboriginal mothers die at more than twice the national rate, this Budget really needed to act on the dire state of Indigenous health. […]
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After desperately gouging the aid budget to bring it to its lowest ever level in previous years, the Government has dealt aid another blow by reneging on its promise to keep spending in line with inflation, Oxfam Australia said tonight. “The Government has refused to lift aid funding out of historically low levels, while at […]
The Australian Government’s desperate gouging of the aid budget has created a lose-lose scenario that will cut vital programs helping some of the world’s poorest and also harm Australia’s interests, Oxfam said.
One of Afghanistan’s most senior police officers has joined forces with Oxfam to urge the Australian Government not to desert the women of Afghanistan by pulling all Australian Federal Police assistance to the country.