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Apr
17
2014

Generation Success, not Generation Jobless

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Did you know that youth unemployment is at a 10 year high of 12.4 per cent?

This very issue is the basis of Generation Success, which I had the privilege of taking part in yesterday with Tracey Gavegan, our Group Executive Human Resources at Telstra.

‘Gen S’ brings together youth leaders, senior executives and government to discuss and tackle issues around youth unemployment. Around 300 people attended the breakfast including sponsors Woolworths Limited and News Corp Australia, and participating organisations Leighton Holdings, Rio Tinto, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Toll Group, Spotless, Lend Lease, FOXTEL and Telstra. Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed the attendees in a key note pledging the Federal Government’s support for the initiative.

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Apr
16
2014

What it feels like to win a chance of a lifetime

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Telstra customer and Thanks competition winner Kai Lebens shares his experience taking part in our live Google+ Hangout with the stars of The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

So, when you enter these competitions you never actually win… right?

Luckily, I was wrong.

When I came across this competition I looked at my Spider-Man key ring (sad, I know) and thought ‘why not?’

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Apr
13
2014

Telstra assistance package for Far North Queensland customers affected by Tropical Cyclone Ita

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Today Telstra announced an assistance package for its residential and small business customers in areas of Far North Queensland who have lost services as a result of the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Ita.

Telstra’s relief packages are determined by the nature and scale of the specific event and include:

  • Short term measures (for Telstra customers who have a short term impact – temporary evacuation of premises or temporary fault e.g. due to flooding, storm damage, evacuation for public safety).
  • Free call diversion from an affected fixed home or business phone service to another fixed or mobile service of the customer’s choice, regardless of the carrier
  • Customers who use the free call diversion to divert their affected fixed home or business phone to their Telstra mobile service, can also make local and STD calls on their mobile at fixed line rates, in accordance with their selected Telstra home phone or BusinessLine plan (limited to one designated Telstra mobile per affected household or business)

These offers are applicable while customers remain without their Telstra fixed line service until network damage in the area due to the natural disaster is repaired, or while customers remain evacuated, for a maximum period of 3 months from the date of the natural disaster.

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Apr
11
2014

Preparing for Cyclone Ita

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With the imminent arrival of Tropical Cyclone Ita in Far North Queensland, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure you are able to stay connected with family and friends.

Generally, the loss of mains power is the biggest cause of outages on our networks during these events.

Services are generally restored when power is returned, but without mains power at home or at your business, cordless phones will not work. Please make sure you have a corded handset in your cyclone kit to plug into your phone socket.

Also, think about how you will recharge your mobile phone if you lose power for an extended period.  A car charger is a great alternative or you can purchase emergency mobile phone chargers which use AA batteries.

In the event some telephone services are affected, we ask that you please limit the use of your mobile phone to emergencies only as it is likely that the network will experience some congestion.

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Apr
09
2014

A financial whiz, HR specialist and online guru return from the trip of a lifetime

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Three Telstra employees were given the opportunity of a lifetime as part of our involvement in the Jawun partnerships program; Telstra has been partnering with Jawun since 2013, with secondees across three regions.

Michael Reilly, People Capability Lead, has spent the past six weeks in Yolngu country, in North East Arnhem Land. He has been working for the Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation, assisting them in achieving their mission of supporting, developing and promoting local Yolngu tourism businesses.

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