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Ethical fashion is confusing – even shoppers with good intentions get overwhelmed

Contributor, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Research on the impact of modern slavery laws on consumer awareness about ethical fashion shows shoppers struggle with knowing what is truly ethical, write Harriette Richards and

The federal government urged to steer clear of a gas-fired coronavirus recovery

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Community leaders say gas is a very unstable foundation on which to rebuild an economy    Australia needs a renewable energy powered recovery from COVID-19 and must not turn to investing

Australia’s billionaires thrive while ordinary people ‘struggle to scrape by’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 21st January 2020 -  Oxfam says Australia has a broken economic system that concentrates wealth in the hands of the rich and powerful   The wealth of Australian billionaires continues to grow, with new

Leading through triumph and turmoil: Helen Szoke reflects

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Since 2013, Dr Helen Szoke AO has been at the helm of Oxfam Australia, steering the organisation through not only some of the worst humanitarian crises of our time but internal Oxfam

Could blockchain technology revolutionise the way NGOs deliver aid?

Luke Michael, Monday, 8th July 2019 -  Blockchain has been labelled the future of aid delivery after the technology was successfully used to provide cheaper, quicker and more transparent cash assistance to Vanuatu. 

Women Making Clothes for Australians Trapped in Poverty

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Oxfam is demanding that Australian fashion brands commit to paying all workers in their supply chains a living wage, after the aid group found women in Bangladesh and Vietnam were

Oxfam Finds Widening Wealth Gap in Australia

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 -  Australia is in the midst of a billionaire wealth boom while low-income earners, women and Indigenous people are left behind, according to new analysis from Oxfam.   The charity’s

Review Finds Sexual Misconduct Failures Within Oxfam

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st January 2019 -  Oxfam International is beset by systemic problems that have allowed sexual misconduct to sometimes go unaddressed, an independent interim review has found. The UK report said Oxfam’s

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Embracing the Power of People

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th December 2018 -  Shen Narayanasamy is a lawyer and human rights campaign director at GetUp!, fighting fiercely in board rooms, Parliament and the streets, for a better, and fairer future. She is this

Peak Indigenous Bodies Plead For Close the Gap Involvement

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 21st November 2018 -  Humanitarian and health not for profits have come out in support of 13 peak Indigenous bodies, who have repeated a desperate plea for more involvement in the government’s Close the

Foreign Aid Sector Stretched Thin Over PM Promise

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 8th November 2018 -  Members of Australia’s foreign aid sector have welcomed a promise by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to funnel money into Pacific regions, but say the foreign aid budget needs to be

UK Charity Commission Looks to Raise Trust

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 9th October 2018 -  The UK Charity Commission will prioritise raising public trust in charities as confidence in the sector reaches its lowest level in years. Recent incidents – most notably Oxfam’s
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