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Empowering Australian communities to thrive

Australians come to Meta to connect with friends and family, to pursue their interests and grow their business, and to support each other when going through a hard time.

We are committed to providing free access to resources, tools and education, and are investing in local programs and partnerships to support an informed, safe and positive experience online.

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eCommerce Scam Prevention Campaign

Meta worked with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman and IDCARE to develop a scam awareness campaign for small businesses. The campaign provides tips for buyers and sellers⁠—outlining how buyers can identify scams, and how sellers can be responsible and build consumer trust. The campaign also provides guidance on how to report scams across all our platforms.

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Meta Boost is back on the road!

Meta Boost is coming to regional towns across Australia this March. Places are limited, be quick to register.

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Good ideas deserve to be found

Small businesses are the beating heart of our economic recovery. With the right tools, they can stay open, and stay flexible, easily adapting to changing conditions. That’s why so many Australian small businesses use personalised ads on Facebook and Instagram. Targeted messages keep costs down, reach the right customers and help communities discover brands they’ll love.

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Combatting online scams

We worked in partnership with IDCARE and Puppy Scam Awareness Australia to develop a ‘Scam Awareness Campaign’. The campaign provides simple, user-friendly tips to identify, avoid and report the seven most common types of online scams – investment, phishing, romance, ecommerce, pet, lottery and job scams.

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ONLINE SAFETY

Building a safer online world

We want Australians to have a safe and positive experience online. To make this a reality, we build tools, products and resources to equip young people and adults alike, with the skills they need to thrive online and work in partnership with many Australian NGOs to support the wellbeing of the community.
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Tasmania Facebook Group

Communities

Strengthening Local Communities

Groups is where belonging, connection and community thrive on Facebook and where Aussies connect with a larger community around issues and topics important to them.

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Reconciliation at Facebook

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Meta is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities celebrate their culture, access education and embrace their economic potential. We have committed to publishing our first Reconciliation Action Plan in 2021.
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CRISIS RESPONSE

Connecting communities to respond and recover

In unfortunate times of natural disasters, people use digital platforms to let their friends and family know they’re safe, to raise awareness to those outside the disaster area of what’s happening, and to help their communities recover.
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Strengthening local communities

Since 2018, we've provided free education to over 25,000 Australian small businesses and in 2020, we committed more than $5M in grants and donations to business owners, groups and non-profits.

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