Aldi Kuchef Thermo Cook

Aldi all-in-one cooker recall

Aldi's Kuchef Thermo Cook recalled due to burns risk.

20 Jun 2014 | The Kuchef Thermo Cook, Aldi's private label all-in-one appliance, has been recalled following concerns it could eject burning hot food.

Woman looking into fridge

Fair trading budget cuts put consumers at risk

Shadow Minister flags areas of concern including strata laws and ticket scalping.

20 Jun 2014 | NSW Shadow Minister for Fair Trading Tania Mihailuk was less than impressed by the Baird government's recent slashing of $20m from the state agency’s budget.

transmission wires and poles

Facebook, Vodafone and Optus are back up after outages

There were a number of outages across mobile and social media services yesterday.

20 Jun 2014 | What was going on yesterday? Facebook, Vodafone and Optus all experienced outages.

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon launches Fire Phone

New smartphone from online behemoth Amazon

19 Jun 2014 | US online retail giant Amazon has launched its Fire Phone today and is hoping to light up with smartphone market with new quick-access features and response technology.

Girl using computer looking confused

ACCC takes Jetstar and Virgin to court for drip pricing

Airlines Jetstar and Virgin in hot water over allegations of misleading pricing practices.

19 Jun 2014 | Virgin and Jetstar will soon be facing the federal court on allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct after the ACCC instituted proceedings against them for drip pricing.


CHOICE opposes piracy

7.30 program misrepresents CHOICE’s position.

19 Jun 2014 | The ABC’s 7.30 misrepresented our position on online piracy, and we want to set the record straight.

Close-up of internet router

Cyber criminals target home routers

Stealth attacks occur without users knowing.

19 Jun 2014 | Hacked routers make hidden attacks without users realising and Australian internet users are at risk.

Patient and partner at a GP consultation.

Health care costs a barrier for Aussies

High quality of care offset by affordability issues.

19 Jun 2014 | The latest report by the Commonwealth Fund ranks Australian health care fourth in class for overall performance but close to last for affordability.

woman typing on a laptop

Dodo warned over failing to send data usage alerts

An ACMA investigation of seven major telcos has found Dodo was the only one to have breached the data usage notification requirement.

19 Jun 2014 | Internet service provider Dodo has been given a formal warning by ACMA for failing to send data usage alerts to its fixed broadband customers back in 2013.

coles loses accc case bread on chopping board

Coles guilty of misleading "fresh" bread claims

Court finds in favour of the ACCC, ruling that Coles misled consumers by claiming par-baked bread was freshly baked in-store.

18 Jun 2014 | Partially baking and freezing bread in Ireland, then transporting it to Australia and finishing baking it in store months later does not equate to the bread being “Freshly Baked In-Store”, court finds.

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