Australian youth believe their mental health is worsening: survey

Young Australians believe their mental health is declining across the country, with around two thirds believing it is worsening, new data has found. Research by Headscape involving a survey of young Australians aged 12 to 25 released on Wednesday revealed 62 per cent of youth feeling it is deteriorating. A large number of respondents said…

Facebook removes hundreds of accounts for coordinated inauthentic behaviour

By Helene Fung Facebook removed a total of 443 Facebook accounts and 125 Instagram accounts across Indonesia, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates and Egypt for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour”, which its head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said aimed “to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing”. The accounts typically posted content localised…

Mental health awareness important for young people

As Mental Health awareness increases with such events like R U OK Day this week, it’s more important now than ever to identify the effects of mental health issues on everyone, but in particular young people. Colin Petit, Commissioner for Children and Young People said early intervention is essential. “It doesn’t matter what the issue…

RSLWA Rubbishes Claims of Plans to Relocate Sub-Branches

RSLWA has claimed that it will not be moving its sub-branches from their current properties, following online comments stating that it had planned for branches to be relocated. CEO John McCourt rubbished comments made on social media that RSLWA was planning to “quit its 37 properties” and move sub-branches, following talks with a number of…

Anning’s speech: underlying ideas, contrasting opinions, and future prospects

Senator Fraser Anning’s controversial maiden speech in Parliament has exploded into a massive divisive issue, particularly on social media, definitely this week’s hot topic. Political experts and local councillors are writing off his speech as a publicity stunt, but any press is good press… Many politicians have condemned Anning for his maiden speech, using an…

Personal Facebook data shared with third parties: EXPERT

How safe is your personal data online? Facebook and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica are at the forefront of a dispute over the harvesting and use of personal data. It is alleged that information was used to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum. However, both firms deny…

Twitter Doubles Character Limit Allowing Longer Tweets

Twitter users will be able to say a lot more after Twitter revealed it will increase the number of characters users can tweet. Twitter announced on Tuesday local time it will roll out a 280-character limit for single tweets, after receiving positive responses in tests among a handful of users since September. “We are making…

6 Month old baby abducted by a suspected mainlander

A 6 month old baby was abducted last night near Inverness Park in Kowloon City, and the police are searching for a middle-aged Chinese woman with a strong mainland accent, who is suspected to be involved in this abduction. The mother of the lost baby said the woman asked for directions, distracting her away from…