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.
Shared accounting standards across Europe may now be in doubt.
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Brexit means previously shared accounting standards are also up in the air.
Australia has been cognisant of the challenges aviation security poses.
That Australia has not suffered a successful terrorist attack on its aviation industry is testament to the resilience of our security system.
The UK’s strong financial markets have always been attractive to startups but uncertainty might affect venture capital.
Brexit's presents some problems for startups in labour, trade and regulation but its not all bad.
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.
University education has paid a rate of return of around 15%.
Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.
Testimonies at the royal commission highlighted the age-old military tradition of initiation ceremonies and their place in building morale.
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.
A hundred years later, the magnitude of the Battle of Somme can still be felt.
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.
Jobs for young people and taxation are linked.
Australia's cash economy is hard to document, but can be followed through the fortunes of young workers.
Let your wireless fingerprint help catch a thief.
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.
It can be tough deciding where to give birth.
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.
Should killing too many fish be dealt with in the same way as war crimes?
Bob Williams/Wikimedia Commons
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.
Britain, one of the European Union’s most consistent backers of climate action, is poised to walk out.
AAP Image/Newzulu/Paul Alfred-Henri
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.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage was an architect of Britain’s seismic decision to leave the European Union.
The populist appeal of simplistic answers to complex solutions is a challenge for political leaders.There are times when expertise and experience must prevail over the popular mood of the moment.
Australia continues to enjoy voter turnout levels that are the envy of voluntary-voting regimes the world over.
The majority of Australians approve of compulsory voting – and have done so for decades. The nay-sayers continue to be a minority.
We need to actively build a mother culture grounded in safety and acceptance.
An environment rife with shame is a fertile breeding ground for conflict: pitting mother against mother.
Did Greens leader Richard Di Natale quote the right cost for offshore detention in his National Press Club speech?
Was Greens leader Richard Di Natale right to say the government spends $3 billion each year on the "offshore detention centre regime"?
Melbournians rallied outside the Victorian State Library to show support for the Safe Schools program.
As we take necessary steps towards shedding discrimination in relation to marriage in Australia, we must also consider removing it from our legislation.
A lack of constructive critique of the EU’s failings is giving rise to widespread European populism and dissent.
Europe at the moment is divided into two stark responses to the EU – exit or remain. A third, better option would be to stay, but challenge and change it from within.
Natalie Mast speaks with 'Poll Bludger' William Bowe in the final week of the election campaign to break down how the major parties have faired and which seats could decide the election.
Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution?
The mobile-first delivery of podcasts has created a powerful relationship between listeners and host that bypasses traditional broadcast gatekeepers. Could this format trigger new narrative genres and promote social engagement?
No matter who wins power, a large part of federal budget repair will fall on the states.
AAP/Mick Tsikas, Lukas Coch
The path back to surplus inevitably winds through state finances. And it's a potholed road.
Both Labor and the Coalition should be looking to upscale small and medium enterprises to compete globally, if they are serious about innovation.
Policies for encouraging research, development and startups are good but both major parties need to move beyond this to help Australia innovate.
How many species of frog are in the picture? Genetics often says ‘more than we thought’.
Michael Lee (Flinders University & South Australian Museum)
The Earth is full of many varied species from the largest mammals to the tiniest organisms. But we now think there could be ten times more species than was originally thought.
Glioblastomas are often resistant to the one type of drug that breaks the blood-brain barrier.
Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that has a very poor prognosis. Despite the current best therapies half its sufferers survive for 15 months and less than 5% are alive after 5 years.