Pet food or junk food?

CHOICE finds that most commercial small animal pellets and mixes are unsuitable for rabbits and guinea pigs.

15 Mar 2011 | More Australians are choosing small pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs, but most commercially available feeds are the equivalent of fast food for these animals.

Fast food energy counts

South Australian Government forces fast food retailers to display energy counts on menu boards.

14 Mar 2011 | New regulations requires food chains with 20 or more outlets in SA to display the kilojoule content alongside product price.

Carbon commitment short on detail

The government will implement a carbon price from 2012.

25 Feb 2011 | Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a plan to implement a carbon price in Australia from 1 July 2012.

Okano TV recall

The Okano 42-inch HD LCD TV (model LTV4200F) sold nationally across JB Hi-Fi and Clive Anthonys has been recalled due to a faulty stand.

25 Feb 2011 |

Consumers pay double to redeem Borders gift vouchers

Booksellers have told staff to instruct tell customers to spend double the value of the vouchers.

18 Feb 2011 | Customers with Borders and Angus & Robertson booksellers gift cards must spend double to redeem the cards.

Evaporative air conditioners pose fire danger

Air conditioners identified as cause of damage to several houses in recent Perth bushfires.

11 Feb 2011 | Houses in Perth burn because of evaporative air conditioners.

Canon free repair service closes soon

19 Jan 2011 | Canon will soon shut down its free repair service for some digital cameras

Consumer Law update

CHOICE welcomes new legislation on country of origin claims, but believes the standards could be stronger.

11 Jan 2011 | CHOICE welcomes new legislation on country of origin claims, but believes the standards could be stronger.

Retailers' GST red herring misses point

4 Jan 2011 | CHOICE says advertising campaign launched today by minority of big retail players is alarmist red herring.

EU a step closer to mandatory country of origin labelling

9 Dec 2010 | EU Ministers voted in favour of plans to extend compulsory country of origin labelling.

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