CHOICE travel insurance buying guide

Not all travel insurance policies are created equal, in fact the only thing they have in common is a raft of exclusions and restrictions. So how do you get the right travel insurance?

23 Oct 2014 | Take a chunk of health insurance, a dollop of contents insurance, and sprinkle in a mix of insurance types and you've got the one-size-fits-all solution: travel insurance. But how are you meant to decode all the info on just one of those products, let alone work out which policy out of dozens is the best one for you?

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CHOICE Consumer Pulse report reveals slight easing in cost of living pressures

More in the comfort zone, but bills still on the rise for most.

23 Oct 2014 | Nearly nine out of ten Australian householders say their bills have gone up over the past 12 months, but CHOICE's latest national Consumer Pulse Report nonetheless indicates a general easing of cost-of-living concerns.

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Telstra promises to improve compliance with ACL

We swear we'll be good, Telstra tells ACCC.

22 Oct 2014 | Telstra promises to behave after potentially misleading consumers about their rights when they complained about faulty mobiles.


Car brands show contempt for consumers

Will a new code of practice mean the demise of the independent mechanic?

21 Oct 2014 | The automotive industry ends negotiations to give independent mechanics access to data and tools to repair new cars.


Axe the Australia Tax on second-hand cars

CHOICE supports moves to let consumers import cheaper second-hand cars

20 Oct 2014 | Australians are currently restricted from importing safe, second-hand cars from overseas. The government is considering removing these restrictions, which could lead to cheaper cars for Australians.


New TPP document leaked

A new intellectual property chapter from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been leaked

17 Oct 2014 | Yet again, the Australian public is forced to rely on leaked documents to find out what might be in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. CHOICE doesn’t think this is good enough, and calls on the Government to release the text while there’s still time.

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Apple unveils new iPads and Macs

The tech giant has announced a slew of updates: iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, super-high resolution 5K iMac, Mac mini and OS X Yosemite

17 Oct 2014 | Apple has added fingerprint ID security to its iPad range, along with updates to its iMac and Mac mini desktop computers and the new OS X Yosemite operating system.

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Coles in more hot water from ACCC

Will Coles be found guilty of bullying suppliers?

16 Oct 2014 | Supermarket Coles is once again being taken to court by the ACCC for alleged unconscionable conduct towards suppliers.

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World Osteoporosis Day 2014 focuses on men

Men over 50 should talk to their doctor about bone health.

16 Oct 2014 | A new report finds osteoporosis in men is often overlooked, yet they suffer greater consequences from fractures than women.

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New warning on painkillers for dehydrated kids

Consult a doctor or pharmacist before giving ibuprofen to kids with diarrhoea or vomiting.

15 Oct 2014 | Non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause kidney damage in dehydrated people. Children's products now carry warning labels, and experts want the same on adult NSAIDs.

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