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.


RBA delivers surcharge win for consumers

We welcome reform to end era of excessive surcharging.

13 Jun 2012 | The RBA's decision means that credit card payment surcharges can't be used as an avenue for revenue raising.


Compare, ditch, switch & save

Cut through the interest rate confusion with our Compare, Ditch & Switch comparison tool.

12 Jun 2012 | Cut through the interest rate confusion with our Compare, Ditch & Switch comparison tool.


Investor compensation reforms make progress

CHOICE makes follow-up submission on the National Guarantee Fund.

28 May 2012 | We're calling for greater consumer representation on the board of the National Guarantee Fund in a recent submission to financial regulators.


ATM announcement falls short

The federal government responds to recommendations on ATM fees.

25 May 2012 | The announcement is a missed opportunity because the government has ignored many of the pressing issues affecting Australians using ATMs.


Parliament considers do not knock register

A private members bill seeks to allow consumers to opt out of door-to-door sales.

23 May 2012 | Federal MP Steve Georganas has introduced a private members bill, calling for the creation of a do not knock register for consumers seeking to opt out.


The not so good oil

ACCC issues infringement notices for falsely labelled extra virgin olive oil

21 May 2012 | A South Australian company has been fined after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission tests indicated that its products labelled ‘extra virgin olive oil’ were not the premium products the claim suggested.

Online Shopping

ACCC bares teeth as international fashion retailers raise prices for Australians

The ACCC has launched an investigation following allegations of anti-competitive behaviour

21 May 2012 | Accusations that local fashion retailers have breached competition laws by pressuring international retailers to raise their prices for Australian customers will be investigated by Australia’s competition regulator.


Qantas surcharge rip-off

CHOICE estimates Qantas collects at least $204 million in payment surcharges yearly.

18 May 2012 | We're concerned that the Qantas payment surcharge is being used to disguise the real cost of an airline ticket.


Optus announces appeal

Football codes and Telstra win appeal in TV recording court battle, Optus to appeal decision.

10 May 2012 | Optus announces its plan to appeal the Federal Court’s decision on the legality of its TV Now service.

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