OLPC Australia’s first pilot program is coming along nicely, spearheaded by Pacific region community OLPC Friends, dedicated to “sharing OLPC resources . . . throughout the Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand.” Each machine is being shipped with VideoChat-7 and a host of other applications for collaboration and content.
The OLPC Friends site has a write-up with more information and advice for Australians and New Zealanders who want to get involved with the program. There’s also a wonderfully detailed entry on wiki.laptop.org with news, information, FAQs, and links.