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Fair calls from mobiles

There's been some success but there's still a way to go with free or local rate calls.

18 Nov 2011 | A campaign being run by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) aims to have calls to 1800, 1300 and 13 numbers charged at a fair price from mobile phones.

John Pospisil

In memory of John Pospisil – 1971-2011

The inspiration for and editor of Computer CHOICE magazine from 1996 to 1998.

16 Nov 2011 | CHOICE salutes an innovator, talented journalist and loving husband and father who died on 15 November 2011, just 18 days short of his 40th birthday.

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Go4Green recalled

Go4Green reaches the next level of shonkiness.

16 Nov 2011 | Just when you thought it couldn't get any shonkier, Go4Green is recalled due to the risk of electric shock.

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Simpler mortgage-speak

Small but crucial victory for prospective homeowners.

11 Nov 2011 | The fight for plain English and full disclosure on financial products is far from over but there have been some wins.

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US consumers flee big banks

How a single Facebook post sparked a major consumer movement against the big banks.

9 Nov 2011 | Thousands of US citizens have walked away from big banks in a consumer revolt as part of Bank Transfer Day.

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G20 supports greater financial protection

CHOICE on board with Consumers International.

8 Nov 2011 | Consumers International has received support from the G20 for greater financial consumer protection.

Flood insurance

Shonky Award for insurance industry based on solid evidence

With notable exceptions, insurance industry has not served flood victims well

26 Oct 2011 | CHOICE's Shonky Award to the Insurance Industry is based on information provided by those dealing face to face with the many consumers who have had flood claims denied.

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National Kidsafe Day targets road safety

The annual event aims to increase awareness about unintentional childhood injuries and their prevention

25 Oct 2011 | The aim of this year's event is to remind parents to take all precautions to protecting their children.

Peter Kell

Former CHOICE CEO appointed as ASIC commissioner

Peter Kell’s strong consumer credentials will be asset for ASIC

21 Oct 2011 | CHOICE says it's great to see Peter Kell back at ASIC, where he previously worked in the consumer protection division.

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G20 financial consumer protection proposals forget lessons of GFC

World needs new international organisation to protect consumers

17 Oct 2011 | CHOICE says there needs to be protection for consumers using financial services and products.

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