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Price on carbon good news for Carbonxchange

Infoxchange’s Carbonxchange enterprise in East Timor is very welcoming of the comments by Prime Minister Gillard to look at the idea of a price on carbon.

This would bring Australia in line with other progressive countries including New Zealand, Germany and a number of other European countries who have recognised the need to address climate change through placing a price on carbon.

Partnerships in the sector

After 10 years Green PC continues to deliver multiple social, environmental and economic benefits. Over 30,000 refurbished computers and laptops have been distributed across Australia in the past 10 years ensuring that irrespective of income, ability or location people are able to access affordable technology.

Yarra Gets Extra Day to Recycle

Yarra residents will soon be able to recycle a wide range of goods, including e-waste, on one Saturday per month, with Council extending the opening hours at its recycling drop off point.

Council’s Clifton Hill recycling centre will open between 8am and Midday on the first Saturday of each month to accept recyclable waste, starting September 4.

Smart Meters Not So Smart!

Reporting from the (Free CitiPower Information Session)
held 6pm Monday 30/Aug/2010 Harmsworth Hall Collingwood.

30-40 residents attended with 3 questions on their minds.

1) Who will pay for the new meters (Landlord or tenant) ?
2) How much will the new meters cost ?
3) How will the new meters help them save money ?

Residents left In the dark

Recently, yarraReporter has noticed an increase in stories about residents and their housing maintenance issues. One such resident was left without power for a week during a flooding of her home while her flat was still in need of repairs.

When contacted, the Office of Housing had little to say on the general issue of delay on repairs and would only comment on specific repair requests. Upon further investigation, we were able to talk to a staff member of the DoH who told us that they were not responsible for any delays as they hire independent contractors to carry out the residential repairs.

Refugees of Yarra still face discouraging facts about employment in Australia

Australian residents, who came here as refugees or asylum seekers, that have good English and local qualifications have no guarantee for employment. In fact, often it is not easy to gain permanent employment that matches their professional skills.

Calling for contributions

Infoxchange Australia is on the verge of launching two new initiatives. InfoxchangeTV will be the first to be launched. It is a niche video news and information channel allowing people in the community to tell their stories and discuss their projects. The second initiative, an online journal that reflects the not-for-profit sector, will compliment InfoxchangeTV and will be launched later in the year.

What is InfoxchangeTV?

Our vision is for InfoxchangeTV to become an insightful resource to share community news, events and information.

DII on the national agenda

A recent opinion piece published in the Financial Review, “Computer skills build thriving communities” has called to attention the significance of digital inclusion in our society from both a social and economic perspective.

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