Debate over nano-materials in sunscreens grows

Friends of the Earth claims that two suppliers of sunscreen ingredients misled leading brands.

27 Jul 2012 | Environmental groups call for action against allegedly misleading nanoparticle labelling on suncreen products.


Governments decide future of health claims

Food and health ministers reject proposal for independent evaluation of new claims.

23 Jul 2012 | Food and health ministers in Australia and New Zealand have rejected a proposal by FSANZ for independent evaluation of new health claims in food labelling.


National Food Plan must put consumers first

Access to safe, affordable and nutritious food should be National Food Plan priority.

19 Jul 2012 | The National Food Plan Green Paper has been launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig.


The digital price divide

CHOICE research has found that Australians are paying 50% more for IT products.

18 Jul 2012 | New CHOICE research shows that Australians are paying 50% more for computers, software, games and music.


CHOICE calls on ACCC to reject Egg Corporation’s proposal

Over 3000 consumers sign petition asking ACCC to reject Australian Egg Corporation’s free-range definition.

5 Jul 2012 | We've lodged a submission with the ACCC, asking for the rejection of the Egg Corporation’s free-range certification.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Door knocking

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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