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Insurance premium hikes

Home and Contents premiums hit the stratosphere.

20 Jan 2012 | Since the start of the year CHOICE members have been sharing hair-raising stories of premium hikes for home and contents insurance, mainly due to the addition of flood cover.

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Healthy eating - there's an app for that

Scan your way to healthier food choices.

19 Jan 2012 | Consumers can now use their iPhones to scan food barcodes and instantly see traffic light information thanks to an app developed by The George Institute and BUPA.

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Upgrading the code

The insurance industry is set on making consumer-friendly changes to its code of conduct.

9 Jan 2012 | A year after the flood events that devastated Queensland, the insurance industry has vowed to make some consumer-friendly changes.

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New chemicals legislation needs improvement

CHOICE says the draft legislation for new chemicals reforms needs improvement

5 Jan 2012 | The draft legislation for the Australian Government’s reforms to agricultural and veterinary chemicals needs to be improved.

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CHOICE Better Banking campaign 2011 milestones

The fight for efficient, flexible and responsive banking has some key wins.

22 Dec 2011 | Our campaign has galvanised overwhelming public desire for better, more flexible and responsive banking in Australia.

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Toxic pesticide suspended

The use of dimethoate has been suspended due to potential health risks.

19 Dec 2011 | There is good news for consumers with the suspension of the use of the pesticide dimethoate due to potential health risks.

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RBA clamps down on surcharges

Payment Systems Standard will be varied to limit amount businesses charge credit-card customers.

16 Dec 2011 | We take a look at the Reserve Bank’s decision to step into the credit card surcharge debate.

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Consumers to get better financial advice

CHOICE supports FOFA reforms

15 Dec 2011 | CHOICE has endorsed the Joint Consumer Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into the proposed Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

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Investor compensation reviewed

We're calling for substantial changes to the way in which the National Guarantee Fund is run.

15 Dec 2011 | The Australian government is reviewing the way in which investors are compensated when their stockbroker acts without authority or becomes insolvent.

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Ministers announce future of food labelling

The results are a mixed bag.

13 Dec 2011 | Ministers have handed down their decisions on the future of food labelling, and the menu contains mixed results for consumers.

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