Do the holes in the banner carried by these Vietnam veterans during an Anzac Day parade in Canberra make any difference?
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Attend any ANZAC Day parade and you might see people carrying banners with holes cut in them. They're supposed to cut any drag or wind resistance but do they do any good?
Customers have the most to gain out of a review of the powers of the Financial Services Ombudsman, which sits under ASIC.
Out of the many changes the federal government has made to ASIC, the review of the Financial Ombudsman will have the biggest impact on customers.
Factory smokestacks, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Do environmental regulations help or hurt the economy? Ask the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates and you'll get starkly different views.
Cornered, aggressive cigarette companies are no good to anyone. (sadface)
Vaping has given governments a huge opportunity to cajole cigarette companies towards better public health.
Energy network owners are frequently using legal battles to draw out the regulatory process.
Generators, retailers and consumers should be central to regulating utilities because network operators are gaming the system.
The biggest source of mercury in the U.S. continues to be coal power plants.
Politicians rail against the EPA, but economic analysis shows the health benefits of mercury controls – including both higher IQ and heart health – are worth billions of dollars a year.
The amount of environmental degradation in China is a large economic burden.
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Transparency and accountability will help the Chinese government to tackle environmental problems that are hindering its chances for economic growth.
If shipping and aviation don't rein in their emissions it could seriously jeopardise our goal of preventing more than 2℃ of warming.
In the spotlight.
A much-delayed report into the collapse of HBOS paints a picture of risk-taking by the bank's board.
In most African countries, there is no oversight body for the pharmaceutical marketplace.
Africa's pharmaceutical industry has mushroomed in the last ten years. But its ability to keep pace with demand is being held back by a number of factors, including a shortage of specialists.
Feet to the fire. Is athletics going the way of cycling?
Where can sport go when performance-related doping always seems one step ahead? The WADA report should open the door to a more rational future.
Court ruling says Uber’s legal, but this could be just the first of many rulings.
Time to stop trying to make disruptive technology businesses like Uber tow the line, and instead create the right conditions for all businesses to embrace innovation.
Why do companies devote so much energy to ingenuity that causes harm?
DraftKings will sponsor professional poker players like Ken Weimer – indicative, perhaps, of the demographic they’re courting.
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The fledgling industry faces a minefield that could undermine its valuation and growth.
New broom. Corbyn and McDonnell are building a new economic policy.
One of Jeremy Corbyn's picks for his economic advisory team is doubtful about the viability of a Robin Hood tax, but sees little obstacle to public ownership in the banking sector.
Governments are just as much to blame when it comes to letting car manufacturers get away with dodging regulation requirements, as the companies themselves.
New technology such as Bitcoin provides a 21st challenge for government regulators.
Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st-century government”. The Conversation continues its series focusing on what such a government should look like, looking…
Not all supplement brands commit to nutritional supplement “best practice” manufacture policies, emphasising the need for these products to be regulated.
With all the fuss around nutritional supplements , it is important for these products to be appropriately regulated.
We need a formal definition on what we mean by artificial intelligence.
Plenty of talk about what we want from artificial intelligent systems, but what do we actually mean by AI? From a legal and regulation point of view, we do need a definition.
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Uber is in a global fight to win a regulatory environment favourable to its business model. It could go one of two ways.