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Electricity switching sites under investigation

NSW Fair Trading to launch investigations following CHOICE’s super complaint on electricity switching sites.

29 Jun 2012 | NSW Fair trading believes further investigation is needed to establish whether switching sites are breaching the Australian Consumer Law.

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Water efficiency scheme strengthened

CHOICE welcomes the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme update.

29 Jun 2012 | Consumers purchasing water-usage products can now have greater confidence in the star system used to rate energy efficiency.

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Disappointment over pay-day loan reforms

Government reforms receive a mixed response from consumer advocates .

28 Jun 2012 | Consumer advocates are left disappointed, after industry lobbyists water-down the Governments pay-day loan reforms.

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1 July 2012 - changes that affect you

The new financial year sees the introduction of a number of reforms aimed at helping consumers.

27 Jun 2012 | We outline some key consumer reforms that will come into place on 1 July 2012.

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Petition takes aim at door-to-door sales

Consumers are taking action against invasive door-knocking sales tactics.

25 Jun 2012 | We're supporting a petition by the Consumer Action Law Centre asking energy companies to cease their door-knocking practices.

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Egg labelling website falls short

New South Wales Government launches website to inform consumers about egg labelling.

22 Jun 2012 | We believe the NSW Government egg labelling website gives consumers little help due to the controversial interpretation of the existing definition of 'free-range eggs'.

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Apple fined for misleading consumers

Apple has copped a $2.25 million fine for misleading consumers about its iPad's 4G capabilities.

22 Jun 2012 | The Federal Court has found that the technology giant contravened the Australian Consumer Law by misleading consumers.

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Households paying less in bank fees

New data from the RBA shows households are saving on bank fees.

21 Jun 2012 | Consumer power succeeds as RBA data shows households paying 7% less in bank fees.

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FoFA passes the Senate

Passage of the Future of Financial Advice reforms in the Senate signals a sea change in the advice industry.

20 Jun 2012 | Consumers can celebrate a partial but important victory with the passage of Future of Financial Advice reforms in the Senate.

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Electricity prices increase Australia-wide

Electricity prices have become turbo-charged, but savvy consumers can beat the price rises.

18 Jun 2012 | Several factors are driving up electricity prices across Australia but you can beat them with these handy tips.

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