Privacy breaches

Privacy laws to ramp up

Reporting of breaches to private data to become mandatory.

29 May 2013 | The Attorney-General has announced new legislation that will make it mandatory for organisations to let people know when their private data has been compromised.

Country of origin

Country-of-origin labelling win

CHOICE backs ground-breaking country-of-origin labelling bill.

16 May 2013 | CHOICE has welcomed a new bill introduced by Greens leader Christine Milne which could end the confusion around country-of-origin food labelling claims.

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Tips to reduce credit card debt

CHOICE shows you how to save money on your credit card bill.

15 May 2013 | Follow our six tips for reducing your credit card debt and see how much you can save.

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Federal budget buster guide

With budget belt-tightening the order of the day, CHOICE has developed a number of cost-saving tips for consumers.

14 May 2013 | CHOICE's guide to cost savings aims at keeping your household budget in the black.

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ASIC shelves financial adviser test

Regulator puts the brakes on its long-planned adviser exam.

8 May 2013 | Some financial advisers have no formal training and are essentially salespeople. Despite the need for it, a national testing regime will have to wait.

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NSW swimming pool registration

All swimming pools in NSW must be registered online in 2013.

2 May 2013 | The NSW government has moved to lower the number of children drowning in swimming pools in the state by introducing a compulsory online register of all swimming pools.

Diet pills

TGA takes action on diet pills

Regulator says there's no evidence for 'appetite suppression' claims.

16 Apr 2013 | Swisse Ultiboost Appetite Suppressant the latest in a series of bans and other action taken against weight loss supplements.

Google-Reader

Google to shut down Reader

CHOICE says to back up your RSS subscriptions before it's too late.

15 Apr 2013 | Google Reader will be defunct as of 1 July, giving consumers less than three months to back up their RSS subscriptions and find another service.

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Committee pushes for super centre

CHOICE-led committee seeks to secure funding for an independent consumer super centre.

11 Apr 2013 | A committee including CHOICE Chair Jenni Mack is working towards an independent consumer organisation in superannuation.

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World Consumer Rights Day

CHOICE encourages you to know your consumer rights!

15 Mar 2013 | This guide outlines common traps to be wary of, as well as offering tips on smarter shopping.

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