History Jnana 2010 - 2016

2016

September

Bartertown event organised by BrisLETS.

August

Timebanking system, the project Jnana set-up and manages for the NSW Government was on SBS.

July

University of Wollongong completes evaluation study of Timebanking.

Karel Boele, Director, got a great result of 1.6% in Griffith in the 2016 Federal Election.

June

Version 3.0 of participatory democracy software launched.

People Decide new participatory democracy system launched

May

Timebanking article in SMH http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/time-banking-the-nsw-communities-paying-it-forward-20160513-gouch0.html

April

Year 4 of the development of the new Timebanking software with the Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government, continued.

March

Karel got over 5000 votes for Mayor and People Decide candidates in The Gabba and Coorparoo also got great results in the Brisbane City Council Election. Highlights include the ABC and Town Hall the mayoral debates, and interviews with People Decide candidates Karel, Leon and Grigory on 4ZZZ.

Snippet of the Town Hall mayoral debate

Interview of People Decide candidates on 4ZZZ

People Decide launched YouTube channel

February

Karel experiments with a Mitsubishi PHEV 4WD (plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle) as a mobile voting system for those that do not have access to the internet. 

BIG NEWS! People Decide running for Mayor and 2 Councillors in the Brisbane City Council Election. Exclusive article in the Courier Mail.

2015

November

Jnana attends International Conference on Gross National Happiness and meetings in Bhutan.

October

Jnana presents at and attends International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies in Salvador, Brazil.

June

Year 3 of the development of the new Timebanking software with the Department of Education and Communities, NSW Government, continued.

May

Karel Boele and Tim Jenkin speaking tour.

March

Version 3.0 of Timebanking system launched.

February

Karel got the highest independent vote in 15 years in South Brisbane 3.22% or 930 votes

January

Version 2.0 of the new participatory democracy system launched.

Great article about Karel, People Decide and participatory democracy in Westender http://westender.com.au/know-candidate-karel-boele-qldvotes2015/.

2014

November

People Decide decides to run two independent candidates in the 2015 QLD State Election.

September

Jnana attends the international volunteering conference in the Gold Coast, QLD.

August

Jnana attends the national LETS conference in the Central Coast, NSW. 

May

Year 2 of the development of the new Timebanking software with the Department of Education and Communities, NSW Government, commences.

April

New Timebanking software launched.

February

Karel Boele, Director and Tim Jenkin working in South Africa on Timebanking project.

Karel ran as a independent on the People Decide platform in the Griffith by-election and got over 500 votes.

January

Nice article about Karel Boele, candidate for the Griffith by-election, and PeopleDecide on the citizen journalism website No Fibs and Westender.

Mobile app for EcoDirectory Australia launched.

People Decide participatory democracy party, set up to allow voters to vote in real-time on laws in parliament through their smartphone or computer, held it's first campaign meeting.

Jnana holds fourth international complementary currency and Timebanking exchange scoping and planning study meeting.

Karel declared independent candidate for the Griffith by-election 2014 by AEC.

2013

December

Jnana completes international complementary currency and timebanking exchange investigative study financial sustainability report.

Jnana's partner organisation's community exchange system to be upgraded. Press release – 'Community Exchange System' to be open-sourced 2014.

Karel Boele, Director, reached 200+ signatures to run as an independent candidate in Griffith by-election on the PeopleDecide platform.

November

Jnana signed an agreement with the Department of Education and Communities, NSW Government, to develop new leading-edge timebanking software to be used by communities in Australia and New Zealand.

People Decide, a new grass-roots participatory democracy party, set up to allow voters to vote in real-time on laws in parliament through their smartphone or computer.

Timebanking on Channel 7 news and other media see Call for more volunteers in the Illawarra.

National Community Currency Conference 2013, Tasmania, Australia.

October

Hour Exchange Mosman Park, mosmanparkhourexchange.com.au, launched.

September

Karel is part of an intertrading working group to develop an intertrading protocol and API for community currency networks, the paper the group authored has been published by the P2P Foundation.

Karel attends meetings in France and Germany to determine inter-trading protocols for complementary currency systems.

August

Jnana completes international complementary currency and timebanking exchange investigative study main report.

Jnana commences timebanking project with Town of Mosman Park, Perth. Funding from Government of Western Australia.

July

Jnana launches iPhone and Android apps for timebanking.com.au.

Jnana commences development of a participatory democracy model and software.

June

Karel attends the 2nd International Conference on Community and Complementary Currency Systems, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Jnana commences international complementary currency and timebanking exchange investigative study.

May

Jnana holds third international complementary currency and timebanking exchange scoping and planning study meeting.

April

Jnana holds second international complementary currency and timebanking exchange scoping and planning study meeting.

Senator Online launches its new website. Karel, Director, Jnana Australia is SOL campaign director and a SOL candidate.

March

Jnana hands over the first affiliate of its e-exchange software to Vegan Australia.

Jnana facilitates the first international complementary currency and timebanking exchange scoping and planning study steering committee meeting chaired by Bernard Lietaer.

Karel commences assisting Senator Online (SOL) campaign to elect Members and Senators to the Australian Federal Parliament who vote on bills in parliament according to a online majority vote by the public.

February

Jnana commences an international complementary currency and timebanking exchange scoping and planning study chaired by Bernard Lietaer.

2012

December

timebanking.com.au featured on Channel 7 News Sydney, Australia.

November

The Timebanking trial for NSW, Australia, timebanking.com.au, an initiative funded by the NSW Government, was launched at an event at the Hunter Wetlands Centre. Jnana is providing the software and support for the trial in partnership with the Community Exchange System.

October

Jnana commences Timebanking project with the NSW Government.

Jnana signs an agreement with the Office of Communities (NSW Government) to provide software and support for a timebanking trial in NSW, Australia.

July

e-exchange version 2.0 in operation.

Jnana signs first lease agreement for its e-exchange software.

March

Ethical Place launched at an event with Mitsubishi Motors and Fuji Xerox. Ethical Place is a new release and leased version of Jnana's e-exchange system. Ethical Place Press Release - New ethical marketplace, networking and advocacy site launched.

2011

August

Jnanaʼs new e-exchange system successfully launched. Press release - New e-exchange system a spectacular success.

July

Karel Boele, Director, takes over ownership and management of EcoDirectory Australia Pty. Ltd.

April

Jnana advises on multiple entrepreneurial projects.

Jnana launches the development phase of its e-exchange project. Press release - New economic system one step closer.

February

Karel attends the International Conference on Community and Complementary Currencies, Lyon, France.

2010

December

Jnana advises on multiple merger and acquisitions.

August

Partnership between Jnana, LETS Sydney, NSW Community Land Trust and Sustainable Sydney formed.

Participatory democracy project commenced.

July

Banking and community currency project commenced.

April

Partnership between Jnana and Eagle Corporate Advisers formed.

Partnership between Jnana and Sok Siphana and Associates, Attorneys and Legal Consultants formed.

    News

    New version of Timebanking launched! It includes over 50 new features, refinements and improvements. March 2017

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