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Apr
10
2014

Adelaide ‘locks in the love’ to help fight heart disease

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Telstra is all about connection  and what greater connection is there than the heart?

It’s a vital organ and there are vital points we need to be aware of to keep it healthy; for example, you may be surprised to know that heart disease is actually the single biggest killer of women in Australia.

With that in mind, we  along with other local sponsors  recently joined with the Heart Foundation in Adelaide to raise money for their worthy cause in a different way. We focused on something positive to get people thinking of the Foundation and it’s something all hearts are capable of: love.

The idea? Lock in the Love! For $10 you get a red padlock and metal heart-shaped ‘fob’ to write whatever message you liked on  for a partner, to an old friend, a family member or someone lost to heart issues  and ‘lock’ it on to one of several installations around Adelaide for all to see.

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Apr
09
2014

Telstra offers Australian Football clubs in WA and NT the chance to share in $250,000

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Telstra is supporting local Western Australian and Northern Territory Football Clubs with fifty $5,000 grants through the new ‘Telstra Club Commitment’ program, meaning a total of $250,000 will be invested into the game at grassroots level to help support clubs across the state. West Coast Eagles star and ambassador for the program, Mark LeCras, shares his passion for the game and how the local footy community helped kick-start his career. 

I was first drafted to the West Coast Eagles Football club in the 2004. I’ve now been with the Eagles for 10 years and feel very privileged to find myself part of such a professional and elite team. Football and the Eagles have had a massive influence on all aspects of my life, but I wouldn’t be where I am today without my grassroots football clubs.

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Apr
01
2014

Telstra connects with a low carbon future

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When it comes to ensuring a low carbon future, businesses are presented with a substantial dilemma – how to reduce their carbon footprint while improving their bottom line.

Earlier this month we released a report that details what smart technologies could mean for our economy and environment.

With energy consumption and costs continuing to rise, the findings of the Connecting with a Low Carbon Future report represent a win-win scenario for Australian businesses.

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Mar
28
2014

Tech Savvy Seniors – Seniors Week 2014

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Recently seniors in NSW celebrated NSW Seniors Week by enjoying technology training sessions in the State Library of NSW, thanks to the ‘Tech Savvy Seniors’ program, a strategic partnership between Telstra and the NSW State Government. The technology training includes presentations by myself in my role as Telstra Ambassador, a.k.a. The Gadget Guy™.

The booked-out events were held in the gorgeous Macquarie Room at the State Library of NSW Library in Macquarie St, Sydney. The exciting program motivated many seniors, who may have been previously unsure about technology and how to use the Internet, to come into the library and participate in a three hour course. In the process they built the knowledge and technical skills to develop their tech confidence.

When I taught these sessions, I figured the best way to start was to ask by asking: who uses the Internet? Dumb question! Everyone’s hands shot up. So I offered to sit down and let the seniors take the event from here-on!

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Mar
24
2014

Meet the Creeps: start a conversation with our cyber safety quiz

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Over the past few years there has been a lot of attention on the rise of cyberbullying and the resulting negative impact on society. We all want to do something about it, but for parents of teenagers and soon-to-be teenagers, the reality of addressing cyberbullying may not prove so straightforward.

Understanding the way young people communicate online – and the ever-changing platforms they use – is an ongoing challenge for ‘non’ digital natives. One day it’s Facebook, the next it’s WhatsApp. The list seems never-ending and increasingly baffling. After all, when we were teenagers the internet didn’t even exist!

However, recent research by Telstra revealed when it comes to digital education, 99 per cent of teens questioned wanted more of it, and 45 per cent wished their parents had advised them about posting in the online world1. So we know it’s a topic teenagers want their parents to become more engaged in.

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