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Connecting kids in the back o’ Bourke


Posted on December 3, 2012

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I live on the south bank of the Darling River in NSW in the small township of Bourke.   In this region, we have a high incidence of otitis media, an ear infection that often leads to hearing loss and can delay language development.  As a result, many kids need a bit of help to get them back up to speed.  The challenge is of course making an 800km journey to a  specialist – it can be a real burden for many families. (more…)

Everyone Connected through Telstra community grants


Posted on September 25, 2012

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Last week was a really special one for the Telstra Foundation.

We had the great pleasure of contacting 100 community organisations from right around Australia to tell them that they had won a $10,000 Everyone Connected grant. You can only imagine how delighted they were! (more…)

Telstra Foundation launches $8 million cybersafety partnership

Smartphone Safety Hub

Posted on August 27, 2012

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This morning I had the pleasure of attending the launch of eSmart Libraries, an $8 million, multi-year partnership between the Telstra Foundation and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. (more…)

Journey to the HORYZON: not just another online mental health intervention


Posted on August 2, 2012

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HORYZONS is not just another online intervention. I am proud to say it is the first Internet platform to integrate online social networking, effective interactive psychological interventions, and peer and expert multidisciplinary support. (more…)

$1 million of local community grants to help bridge the connection gap


Posted on May 29, 2012

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It’s an exciting time we live in when you think about it. Technology has really progressed since the days when speaking on the telephone was considered revolutionary. In modern times, picking up the telephone is far from a novelty. We are living in an age where streaming, surfing and sharing our life over the internet is standard. (more…)