Tag: Oxfam Australia

Government must show leadership on migration and stop grandstanding: Oxfam

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has persisted in spruiking a migration program at the United Nations summit in New York that traumatises and harms vulnerable asylum seekers and migrants, is extremely costly and is increasingly unpopular with the Australian public. Oxfam’s Chief Executive Helen Szoke said rather than wasting time and grandstanding about the benefits of […]

Aid and human rights agencies condemn slow pace on 12,000 refugees promise

The nation’s leading humanitarian and human rights organisations are calling on the Australian Government to resettle the promised 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq by the first quarter of 2017. It’s a year today since the Government made the pledge to grant an additional 12,000 Syrians and Iraqis a permanent visa in response to an […]

A refugee or migrant has died every 80 minutes in wake of Alan Kurdi’s death

Since the start of 2016 a refugee or migrant has died almost every 80 minutes while trying to reach another country, international aid agency Oxfam said today. This is despite the public outcry over the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi in the Mediterranean a year ago today, on 2 September 2015. Oxfam Australia’s Humanitarian Advocacy Lead […]

Government must commit to timeline to resettle 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees

Oxfam Australia is calling for the Australian Government to commit to a time frame for the resettlement of the agreed 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq. Chief Executive Helen Szoke said it’s been almost a year since the Government committed to resettle Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Australia. “The announcement was made last September and […]

Australia must triple its humanitarian intake for migration crisis

Australia must triple its annual humanitarian intake within five years in the face of the unprecedented number of men, women and children forced to flee their homes, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke said Australia was the 12th richest nation on earth, yet hosted a shameful 0.2 per cent of […]

First Oxfam Trailwalker runners storm home to finish Perth 100km event in less than 11 hours

  The first participants of Trailwalker Perth finished the 100km event in just 10 hour 49 minutes last night, setting an impressive record for the inaugural event. Team 456’s Holiday Xperience were first across the finish line at Perth’s tough new charity challenge on Friday, with team member David Overend creating a new record for […]

Inaugural Trailwalker Perth event attracts 1500 people to start 100km charity challenge

The inaugural Oxfam Trailwalker Perth event will begin this morning, with thousands of gutsy walkers set to tackle a gruelling 100km Western Australian trail over 48 hours. Today, 390 teams of four will walk or run 100km in Western Australian bush from Kalamunda to Chidlow in the Perth Hills, raising money for Oxfam Australia. Oxfam […]

Australians worry about water bills yet continue to waste water, Oxfam study reveals

More than half of Australians are so concerned about water prices, they would consider having no water access at certain times of day to keep their bills down, a new Oxfam Australia study has found. But despite worrying about their rising household bills, more than a third of Australians admitted they still wasted water and […]

Oxfam urges regional schools in Australia to ditch uniforms for a day, and wear blue as part of charity Water Appeal

SCHOOL children across Australia are being urged by international aid agency Oxfam Australia to put away their school uniforms for a day and instead wear blue to fundraise for its June Appeal. This year’s appeal focuses on Oxfam’s life-saving water programs that help Cambodian communities have access to safe clean water. Oxfam Australia Associate Director […]

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