Telstra gave $18.8M to Australians in 2006/07

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Telstra gave $18.8M to Australians in 2006/07

Telstra has apparently shelled out $18.8 million in 2006-07 to help Australians live and work in their local communities.

Releasing Telstra's annual Corporate Responsibility Report, A Broad Band of Responsibility, CEO Sol Trujillo said the company's voluntary community contribution was assessed by the London Benchmarking Group.

Trujillo said the telco has a large footprint across the nation and it makes good business sense to give back to the communities in which we operate.

“The Corporate Responsibility Report highlighted how Telstra's activities positively impact the community, the workplace, the marketplace and the environment,” he said.

In the past year Telstra has committed $4.3 million through the Telstra Foundation to more than 850 projects to help young Australians.

It has also committed $1.7 million over six years to the Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School Australia in Adelaide, of which $1.35 million will provide 15 IT post-graduate scholarships.

Further the telco raised $67,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, with over 700 Telstra employees, family and friends participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes, organised by Telstra Services and assisted over 1.5 million low income customers every month in Australia through the Access for Everyone package for a total benefit of $200 million.

Full details of the report can be accessed at

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