Substation33 uses eWaste to build solar flood signs

Flooded road warning signs made from recycled electronic waste and powered by solar energy are the latest innovation from YFS’ social enterprise, Substation 33. In partnership with Logan City Council and Griffith University, Substation33 started working on the automated signage system last November and has now completed 11 out of the possible hundreds of crossings […]

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Innovations makes the most of waste

Albert & Logan News –  April 20, 2017 Logan’s leading innovators showcased their work and shared ideas at last month’s Myriad Festival. Among them was Substation 33 manager Tony Sharp, who turns archaic computers into useful technologies, such as 3D printers, for local schools. Earlier this year his team created early warning flood signs that […]

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Legal black hole looms under funding cuts

Albert & Logan News, March 9, 2017 The Palaszczuk state government has called on the Turnbull federal government to reverse a $2 million cut to community legal services. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the federal cuts would stop some Logan residents being able to access free legal help. “These funding cuts could […]

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New service for domestic violence victims arrives in Beaudesert

Beaudesert Times, March 3, 2017 A new domestic violence service has been introduced to Beaudesert as domestic violence cases continue to rise in the region. YFS has partnered with Beaucare to deliver a service providing domestic violence counselling, court support, home safety upgrades for people experiencing domestic and family violence and specialised counselling for children […]

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