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Technology a Major Driver Behind Increasing Youth Distress, Australian Commission Says
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Technology a Major Driver Behind Increasing Youth Distress, Australian Commission Says

Technology plays a key role in the worsening mental health of young Australians, according to Australia’s leading mental health task force. Up to 1,200 Australians participated in sharing their experience of the nation’s mental health and suicide prevention system through the “Making Connections for Your Mental Health” program launched by the National Health Commission (NHC) in July. NHC chief executive Christine Morgan said one of the key themes of the national listening tour was increasing concerns about the well-being of young people.  “The resting pulse for our young people is much higher in terms of anxiety and psychological distress,” she told AAP. “When we dig deep into that, there’s a lot of conversation around the role of technology … it’s almost like it’s created a new form of sc...
Australia Warned of Falling Behind in Technology Race
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Australia Warned of Falling Behind in Technology Race

A five-year productivity inquiry into Australia’s digital technologies and data has found that the country could fall behind in the race against technological change. In its latest interim report, the Productivity Commission said that inadequate internet, lack of skills, low awareness and uncertainty about benefits, security concerns, cost and maintaining legacy systems were preventing Australian businesses from adopting new technologies. The report said while Australia was doing well in terms of internet connections and data volumes, it was falling behind other countries on other advanced indicators. “Australia’s internet speeds are relatively low, and business use of data-driven technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence) and analytics, trails uptake in other countries,” the commi...