Last time around this was only available in the USA and Canada, from memory
This time you can give one get one in a whole host of countries (44+ in this article) and this now includes Australia, through the OLPC-australia organisation
Give 1, Get 1 explained
"Purchase two XO laptops. Give one to a needy child in remote Australia or the Pacific. The other is yours to give to a child in your life"
With the fall in the Australian dollar the cost would be something like AUD$700 ($468.95USD), according to this OLPCnews article
update 7th December:
They are charging $399 for a laptop, with the profits going towards OLPC-AU projects
update 8th December:
Wayan Vota has corrected the above information, the total cost for one is $468.95
I did an order simulation on the olpc-au site and the extra charges are:
Shipping and Handling $40
Transaction Fee $10
I also notice that it is not a Give one, Get one scheme because if you order two the price just doubles to a whopping $927.90
OLPC-australia people (Geoffrey Anson, Dr. Barry Vercoe, Dr. Vadim Gerasimov, Rangan Srikhanta)
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