Microsoft's Xbox 180

Technology giant backflips following consumer backlash

20 Jun 2013 | Microsoft removes DRM restrictions from its new Xbox One console following online revolt by gamers.


Wheat bag safety

Can these useful heat packs become fire hazards? We put them to the test.

18 Jun 2013 | Wheat bags have caused a number of recent house fires. We test the safety of these winter warmers.


National Fraud Week

Get smart this National Consumer Fraud Week

17 Jun 2013 | CHOICE is pleased to be a partner in this year's National Consumer Fraud Week. Check out our five top tips for avoiding online scams.


New star ratings for food products

Ministers agree to star ratings for food nutrition labelling

14 Jun 2013 | A new system of star ratings will help consumers make healthier decisions in the supermarket aisle.

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.

Saving on credit cards

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.


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.

swimming pool

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.

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