13 Jul 2011 |
A new voluntary scheme announced by alcohol industry group DrinkWise, to include messages on alcohol product labels, should become mandatory.
Consumers have more control over credit cards
6 Jul 2011 |
The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Home Loans and Credit Cards) Bill was passed by Federal Parliament on 4 July 2011, giving consumers more control over their plastic.
Coalition supports Xenophon on palm oil
24 Jun 2011 |
CHOICE says consumers look likely to benefit with the Federal coalition joining independent Senator Nick Xenophon in agreeing to support legislation for mandatory labelling of palm oil in all Australian foods.
Action needed to cut bills
20 Jun 2011 |
CHOICE has joined calls for a national energy efficiency program to reduce household energy bills.
Energy price rises miss mark.
14 Jun 2011 |
Consumers are paying the cost of expanding energy networks, while opportunities to cut demand and slash bills are missed.
CHOICE joins forces with the NSW Department of Fair Trading
9 Jun 2011 |
CHOICE has joined forces with the NSW Department of Fair Trading in an 18-month pilot project to help identify ongoing consumer issues that add up to systemic failures.
Read the 2011 Ruby Hutchison Memorial Lecture delivered by Ross Gittins, SMH Economics Editor.
7 Jun 2011 |
The lecture is an annual event, honouring the woman who co-founded the Australian Consumers’ Association.
Consumers might be getting more than they bargain for at the bowser.
7 Jun 2011 |
Despite a range of federal government checkpoints to ensure consumers get what they pay for at the bowser, some fuel retailers are slipping through the net.
ACCC action puts local distributor out of business
1 Jun 2011 |
After being exposed as a fake by CHOICE and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) late last year, Power Balance Australia calls it quits.
Submission to Productivity Commission focuses on inflated markups.
26 May 2011 |
In our submission to the Productivity Commission, CHOICE calls on importers, distributors and retailers to pass on savings enjoyed thanks to the strong Aussie dollar.