Facebook Australia Blog

Expanding Transparency Around Social Issue Ads in Australia

June 18, 2021

we’re announcing the expansion of initiatives focused on increasing transparency and controls around social issues, electoral, and political ads in Australia.

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Facebook teams up with Lifeblood to launch Blood Donations feature

June 14, 2021

Facebook is partnering with Lifeblood to launch a Blood Donation feature that will help to top up the nation’s blood supply.

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Small business going global from the Central Coast

June 10, 2021

We headed to the seaside town of Terrigal, meeting small businesses from across the Central Coast and supporting them with digital education.

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National Reconciliation Week 2021 – More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.

June 4, 2021

As National Reconciliation Week 2021 comes to a close, we are sharing about the steps are taking to support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to have a positive experience online and contribute to an inclusive Australian community.

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Indigenous peoples’ experiences of social media: the good and the bad

June 3, 2021

Recent research in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University, with the support of Facebook Australia, has investigated the positive affordances of social media as well as the impacts of negative and harmful content for Indigenous peoples.

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Facebook’s response to Australia’s disinformation and misinformation industry code

May 21, 2021

Today, Facebook has released its first response to the voluntary industry code on disinformation and misinformation.

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Boost with Facebook is back – first stop, Blue Mountains

May 19, 2021

Small businesses are the driving force for economic recovery, which is why we're back out in regional Australia offering free digital skills education.

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Celebrating Muslim communities online, this Ramadan

April 12, 2021

As we begin another month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world are forging new traditions — gathering virtually and sharing celebrations online.  We're honouring this period by spotlighting the celebrations of online communities.

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Australian confidence surges, but we’re still not out of the woods

April 8, 2021

In the latest Facebook Global State of Small Business Report, Australian small businesses are accelerating their digitisation, are more confident and are rebounding quicker through the pandemic.

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Finding online spaces for ‘people like me’ during COVID-19: LGBTQIA+ young people, social media platforms, bullying and violence

March 18, 2021

A preview of a new study from Western Sydney University that examined queer young people’s experiences of using social media platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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