"Oxfam Australia was born out of a merger between two leading Australian international development agencies — Community Aid Abroad and the Australian Freedom from Hunger Campaign.
"Community Aid Abroad began in Melbourne’s suburbs in 1953 as a church-affiliated group called Food for Peace Campaign, founded by Father Gerard Kennedy Tucker. The group sent weekly donations to a small health project in India, and eventually, Food for Peace Campaign groups were established throughout Victoria." 
Accessed September 2012: 
- Director members: Susan Black (Chair), Adrienne Farago (Deputy Chair), Ian Anderson, Jane Hutchison, Michelle Imison, Elizabeth Reid, Alan Wu
- Co-opted members: [[Gaye Hart]