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.


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.


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.


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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