by Anonymous

Telstra is launching a new program in partnership with the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) to provide women impacted by domestic violence with access to a new smartphone, pre-paid credit and information on the safe use of technology.

“Trudy”, a domestic violence survivor, shares her experience of domestic violence and the importance of having access to safe and secure communications to remain connected with family, friends and essential services.

I was young when I first met my partner and I was quite swept off my feet. We got married after a short courtship and had a couple of children early on. There were warning signs that I really should have picked up on, but I didn’t acknowledge the signs until after I had children and his personality became more controlling. His manner and his behaviour was a lot stronger.


by Tracey Grimson

Welcome to your weekly Telstra Media wrap, where we bring you the hottest news stories every Friday.

The most wonderful time of the year is rapidly approaching: summer holidays.

I remember the hot weather fondly as a kid, running around at family barbeques, while the adults snacked on summer treats. It seems treats are on the tips of your tongues this week too, with our collection of Tart recipes going gangbusters. It’s never too early to prepare for those holiday lunches and parties! 


by Abby Brown

When Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak students Emma, Gillian, Lauren and Claudia heard that Telstra Thanks was giving Australian schools the opportunity to win a visit from Katy Perry, they leapt into action to create a video showcasing what makes their school special, unique and inspirational.

The school’s video was personally selected by Katy herself from hundreds of entries across the country, and the international superstar dropped into the school last week to meet with students ahead of her Melbourne concert dates on her Prismatic World Tour.

More than 1,000 students filled the school oval where Emma, Gillian, Lauren and Claudia performed a song for Katy, and the percussion group also performed her hit ‘Roar’.


by Channa Seneviratne

Australia is a unique place, with our wide brown land not only a country, but an entire continent as well. And in a country that size, Telstra’s commitment to providing mobile services to regional Australia is not as simple as it sounds.

We believe that high speed mobile broadband services should not just be for people in the big cities and towns, but recognise there are some very real operational and financial reasons why it’s not possible to provide mobile coverage in some regional and remote locations.

This is when a little bit of innovation and “outside the box” thinking comes in handy. Using Small Cell technology, we will bring high speed 4G mobile broadband services to more people in regional and remote areas across Australia.


by Sadhana Smiles

It’s been one year since I was a finalist at the National Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and I’m so excited for the next group of amazing business women to attend the event, which I must say was one of the most incredible nights of my life.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards turned 20 this year, and in the lead up to the national finals in Melbourne next Wednesday, the 2014 finalists were surveyed to find out their views on what it means to be a business woman in Australia today.

The survey shows that there are two key issues facing women in business: firstly, it is getting more women into senior leadership roles; and secondly, the issue of pay equity.

A staggering 39 per cent of leading business women surveyed said they have encountered a pay gap compared with a male doing the same job.

Current contributors


Domestic Violence Survivor

Tracey Grimson

General Manager, Content Publlishing

Telstra Media

Abby Brown

Communications Advisor

Corporate Affairs, Telstra

Channa Seneviratne

Director of Wireless Network Engineering

Telstra Operations