Overseas aid, climate change and Indigenous health should remain priorities for the government

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Overseas aid, climate change and its impact on global hunger, and Indigenous health remain important issues after the Coalition’s election win. We are hoping that an Abbott government will work with us on these key issues to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people – both here in Australia and overseas. We […]

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Australians of the Year join the Movement to End Poverty

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A group of prominent Australians have added their voice to The Movement to End Poverty and have called on leaders from all sides of politics to support an increase of foreign aid to 50 cents in every $100 of gross national income by 2016 in order to tackle global poverty. Research biologist Sir Gustav Nossal, […]

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Melissa Parke hears the Movement To End Poverty

74,000+ Strong Movement to End Poverty petition handed to Minister for International Development Melissa Parke. On World Humanitarian Day (Monday 19 August), Oxfam Australia’s Board Chair, Dr Jane Hutchison and Oaktree WA State Director, Simon Bunstead  handed  over the Movement to End Poverty petition, signed by 74,725 people, to the Minister for International Development, Melissa […]

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Hunger is on the menu this election

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Thousands of Oxfam supporters have been calling for all parties to prioritise global hunger and food security since the start of our GROW campaign. With last night’s announcement from The Greens, now it’s time for the two major parties to also commit to combating global hunger by supporting small-scale farmers The Greens’ policy includes a commitment to […]

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The world is watching, will Australia do the right thing?

People all over the world stand to be impacted by the federal budget announcement next week. And just as the world watched the US election in 2012 knowing that the results would affect more than just US citizens, so too do Australia’s political actions have a ripple-on effect that reaches far beyond our own shores. […]

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