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  • Fourteen years after Australia established the Closing the Gap framework, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples still face barriers to equal labour market participation. In fact, between 2008 and 2018, the employment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples only increased by 0.9 per cent.
  • Three UQ Business and Economic experts share insights on housing, investment and wages growth. Inflation in Australia is officially at its highest level in more than 20 years, confirming the price hike people have been experiencing at supermarkets, service stations and in the housing market.
  • Fake news bots. Misinformation. Online extremism. Echo chambers. They’re all hallmarks of the digital era: an era in which conspiracy theories on everything from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change have spread like wildfire across social media, forums and chats.

  • The unprecedented amount of data generated in society today has incentivized governments to automate citizen-facing services with algorithmic decision-making systems.
  • With the right planning, a business can build information resilience to make embracing new technologies less risky, according to technology leadership expert, Professor Shazia Sadiq.
  • Even though we interact with some form of artificial intelligence (AI) every day, a new report from UQ Business School researchers discovered two-thirds of Australians don’t trust AI systems. This raises the question: What does this mean for the future of Australian businesses?
  • Most people say they care about their personal information being shared online. However, a much smaller percentage of people actually take the necessary actions to preserve their privacy. Dr Ivano Bongiovanni discusses why actions don’t always match beliefs when it comes to data.
  • Research shows that trust within an organisation is critically important for successfully navigating crises and disruption. Management expert from The University of Queensland Business School, Professor Nicole Gillespie, shares insights on how leaders can maintain employee trust during the current COVID-19 crises.
  • Cancel culture — withdrawing support for public figures when they do or say something offensive — has become so widespread it was Macquarie Dictionary’s 2019 word of the year. Marketing expert, Dr Alison Joubert from The University of Queensland Business School explains how this trend is affecting society and marketers.

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