Canberra, ACT. Oxfam Australia Intern Fazal at Parliament House.

Intern spotlight: Fazal Ullah –Straight Talk Political Engagement Internship

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Fazal Ullah is currently completing an internship placement at Oxfam Australia, working alongside the First Peoples Program on Oxfam’s recent Straight Talk Summit. As part of his placement, Fazal recently went to Canberra to assist the team with the National Summit. Read more »
Members of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Cultural Fishing, together with Traditional Owners, at Mystery Bay, NSW, on the morning of the hearing in Narooma in July 2022

Cultural fishing: Rights to an ancient practice left unprotected

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Testimony by South Coast Aboriginal people has spelled out the cost to their communities from the refusal of successive governments to legislate cultural fishing rights. Read more »
Naidoc Week 2022 Oxfam's History Working with First Peoples

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Us

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The first week of July marks the start of NAIDOC Week, where we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week isn’t just for Indigenous communities, it’s also an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate one of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. After […] Read more »
The Ripple Effect

From little things big things grow

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We’re thrilled to learn that the film The Ripple Effect has picked up a major award at the Sport Australia Media Awards. Read more »
The traditional connection to land and waters is inextricably linked to the identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Time to respect First Peoples’ traditional fishing rights

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Aboriginal communities along the South Coast of NSW face constant surveillance, harassment and prosecution for carrying out their ancient fishing traditions. Read more »

Trek to Tackle Poverty – Larapinta Trail

Join us from 13-21 June 2021 as we trek through Australia’s breathtaking landscape, whilst raising vital funds for Oxfam’s work. Learn more about the impact your support can and does make in the lives and communities of the inspiring First Nations women who have undertaken Oxfam’s Straight Talk Program. Read more »

Beating COVID: how Aboriginal communities mobilised to fight the pandemic

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When the threat of COVID-19 became fully apparent last year, First Peoples health organisations across Australia swung quickly into action to prevent devastating effects in their communities. Read more »
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A career high at the summit​

Finding herself in need of inspiration and direction, proud Palyku woman, Brook O’Donnell signed up for Oxfam’s Straight Talk Summit. She returned with that, and so much more. Read more »

Close to home: The climate crisis in the Torres Strait

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Torres Strait Islanders have contributed almost nothing to the causes of climate change, but are being hit first and hardest by its impacts. We visited the archipelago earlier this month to meet with communities and hear their experiences. Read more »

6 quotes that show why Indigenous leaders should be in charge of Indigenous policy

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As notable Indigenous representatives met in Uluru last week they delivered a statement from the heart: “In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard.” And as these inspiring quotes by influential Indigenous leaders show, it’s time the government listened. Read more »