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Oxfam staff cuts highlight struggles across foreign aid sector

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 4th May 2020 -  The organisation says it is struggling to stay afloat financially amid the outbreak of coronavirus   The foreign aid sector has been hit by a tsunami of challenges, sector leaders

Zali Steggall calls for end to the ‘climate wars’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  “Let’s run a line in the sand on the past divisions we have had,” Steggall says A private member’s bill to implement a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050 has been

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Meet the man tackling the climate crisis head on

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 24th January 2020 -  As Oxfam Australia’s climate change advocacy coordinator, Dr Simon Bradshaw is fighting to protect the world’s most vulnerable communities from the devastating impacts of climate

Aid groups unite for climate action

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st January 2020 -  The charities are calling on the government to step up the climate fight  Some of Australia’s biggest charities have joined forces to deliver an urgent climate action plan to the federal

Australia empty handed for global climate fund

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 29th October 2019 -  “This is a key opportunity for collective, international action and it’s disappointing Australia isn’t part of it.” Australian aid groups have slammed the federal government’s

NGOs urge Australia to call out human rights violations

Luke Michael, Monday, 28th October 2019 -  Global reports say just 4 per cent of the world’s population live in countries that respect free expression and peaceful assembly  The aid sector is urging Australia’s foreign policy

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

‘It’s robbing Peter to pay Paul’: NGOs dismayed by aid budget raid

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th August 2019 -  Australian humanitarian groups are frustrated by the Morrison government’s plan to redirect $500 million from the nation’s shrinking aid budget towards a climate change funding

#GivingTuesday Yet to Fully Reach Australian Shores

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 27th November 2018 -  Giving Tuesday has turned into one of the largest global giving days of the year, but Australian charities say they aren’t seeing the benefits just yet.   The day of giving launched

Charity Sector Speaks Out Against FITS Bill

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th June 2018 -  The charity sector has voiced its concerns about the government’s Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) Bill at a Parliamentary Joint Committee hearing, warning of the

Charity Uses Virtual Reality Film to Take Fundraising to the Next Level

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  An Australian charity has launched a virtual reality film in a bid to take fundraising to the next level. Oxfam Australia’s eight minute virtual reality film, launched on Tuesday,…

Blueprint for Australia’s Response to Global Refugee Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 21st June 2017 -  More than 42,000 Australians have backed a blueprint on how Australia should best respond to the global refugee crisis as “shocking” new figures reveal 20 people are displaced every…
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