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Coles guilty of unconscionable conduct, fined $10m

Supermarket pays the price for bullying suppliers.

22 Dec 2014 | Coles has been slammed with a $10 million fine after admitting to unconscionable conduct against suppliers.

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Fisher & Paykel slammed for sending fishy extended warranty letters

ACCC notches up another win after busting Fisher & Paykel.

22 Dec 2014 | Fisher & Paykel has been found guilty of misleading consumers after sending out fishy extended warranty letters that misrepresented consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

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North Queensland home insurance premiums through the roof

The government has proposed measures to bring down home insurance premiums in North Queensland - but will they work?

22 Dec 2014 | A comparison website and allowing foreign insurers are among the plans to reduce home insurance premiums, but insurers believe risk mitigation is more helpful.

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CHOICE Christmas spending survey reveals a tale of two Christmases

'Tis the season to tighten belts.

19 Dec 2014 | Almost three in ten Australians are expecting to spend less on Christmas this year, a CHOICE survey has found.

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How to avoid food poisoning this Christmas

Top tips for ensuring your seafood, ham, turkey and all the trimmings are safe to eat.

18 Dec 2014 | Ready for Christmas turkey with all the trimmings? Follow these food safety tips to prevent food poisoning from spoiling your festive season.

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Consumer wins 2014

It's been a big year here at CHOICE, and it's time to celebrate some of our consumer wins!

18 Dec 2014 | We've had a bunch of successes this year, not least of which was saving FoFA. And it's time to celebrate.

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Telstra in ACCC firing line - again

Telco contravenes consumer law for the second time this year.

16 Dec 2014 | Telstra caps off the year with a $102,000 fine from the ACCC for shonky iPhone 6 advertising.

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Travellers switch off to avoid bill shock

One in two Aussie travellers choose to switch their phones off rather than risk a big bill.

16 Dec 2014 | Recent research shows that one in two Aussie travellers will either switch off or leave their phones at home when travelling overseas because of fears of high global roaming fees.

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Smart Santa a security nightmare

Hackable home on the way as the ‘Internet of Things’ smart devices open up security gaps and bring bigger risks to the connected household.

15 Dec 2014 | Santa could be leaving a security nightmare under your tree this year, with so-called smart devices increasingly becoming the target of cybercriminals.

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Festive season phone recycling push

Consumers urged to hand over, not hoard, old mobile phones

12 Dec 2014 | Consumers urged to recycle their phones this festive season with Salvos and MobileMuster’s Old Phones For Good campaign, which gives money for all phones and accessories recycled in December and January to the Salvos' Christmas Appeal.

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