Parliamentary Innovation Tech Showcase

Block is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Our overarching ecosystem of businesses are united by their purpose of economic empowerment. In Australia, Block’s business units include the Australian-founded Buy Now Pay Later service, Afterpay, and merchant payment processing and software platform, Square.

Afterpay is transforming the way we pay by allowing customers to receive products immediately and pay for their purchases over four instalments, always interest-free. The service is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest.

Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. Millions of sellers across the globe trust Square to power their business and help them thrive in the economy.

The showcase

Block will showcase their partnership with Australian charity Thread Together.

Thread Together is an Australian charity startup with strong roots in fashion and is the only organisation in Australia whose mission and focus is to source new clothing from fashion retailers and redistribute items to those in our communities that need it most.

Together, Afterpay and Square will educate the public about how they can ethically respond to the problem of excess fashion and give them the opportunity to make a small, real-time donation via a Square payment terminal.

Donations to Thread Together will prevent clothing from ending up as landfill and distribute clothing to people in need through the charity’s national network of charities and social service agencies.

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  • Environment
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  • Machine technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobility
  • Supply chain
  • Wellness & lifestyle

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