Eleanor Rigby is alive and not well.
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Social fragmentation and loneliness is increasingly becoming one of the biggest challenges facing the community. More than two in five people feel socially isolated and unheard. This leads to physical and mental health issues and economic disadvantage.
Australia has traditionally been a highly successful and prosperous nation. On almost every important business index, we are accelerating. The stakes -- the financial, social, environmental and political consequences -- similarly are rising.