Much-needed policies on achieving greater equality must not be put at risk as the Coalition grapples with its slim hold on power and narrow mandate, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.
Oxfam is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across Australia to participate in a week-long national summit in Canberra to build skills to engage with the political system in order to make positive changes in their communities.
Oxfam is urging the Prime Minister to resist the pressure to overhaul the approach to closing the gap on Indigenous health.
A New South Wales farmer, community leaders from Indigenous Australia and Kiribati, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke joined more than 20 Australians from all walks of life at Parliament House to meet with key decision-makers to urge substantially stronger action on climate change today.
The announcement of a dedicated Minister for International Development and the Pacific is a welcome move that must be backed up with increased investment in the portfolio, Oxfam Australia has said.
The Close the Gap Campaign has welcomed the Federal and Victorian Government announcements that they will continue to fund critical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health programs. Campaign Co- Chair Mick Gooda has however called on those attending today’s COAG meeting to come together to forge a new agreement. “The $1.6 billion that made up […]