There is no single regulatory regime governing the fitting of hearing aids.
Audiology services are government registered for many – such as for children up to the age of 26 and veterans. But many fall through the cracks and rely on the self-regulation of the industry.
That Australia has not suffered a successful terrorist attack on its aviation industry is testament to the resilience of our security system.
Brexit means previously shared accounting standards are also up in the air.
Brexit's presents some problems for startups in labour, trade and regulation but its not all bad.
Military institutions and militarised cultures seek to generate a unity of people and purpose. Initiation rituals have been a historically stable strategy to achieve this.
Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.
Malcolm Turnbull is considered favourite by both sides of politics to lead his party to victory on Saturday but the opinion polls continue to bring uncertainty.
Even if his government is returned on Saturday, Malcolm Turnbull faces a difficult path in getting his agenda through parliament.
A hundred years ago today, the Battle of the Somme began. This conflict, in which a million men died in order to move the front lines about six miles, spelled the end of courage as a cornerstone of masculine identity.
Australia's cash economy is hard to document, but can be followed through the fortunes of young workers.
There are billions of wireless devices around the world and every one has a unique fingerprint. That can be very useful if a device is stolen.
More than 300,000 women give birth in Australia each year. Most (97%) give birth in hospitals (72% of these in public and 28% in private), while 0.3% are born before they arrive at hospital.
The world has global authorities for trade and security, but not for threats to the environment. It's time the natural world got its own version of the World Trade Organisation or UN Security Council.
The majority of Australians approve of compulsory voting – and have done so for decades. The nay-sayers continue to be a minority.
Britain was among Europe's most progressive voices on climate policy. Its imminent withdrawal leaves the European Union grappling with voices of dissent from member states such as Poland.