CHOICE welcomes NSW food hygiene rating trial as important step for consumers
10 Aug 2011 |
CHOICE welcomes the New South Wales Food Authority’s announcement of a year-long, voluntary ‘Scores on Doors’ restaurant hygiene rating trial.
Solar kickbacks around the country are being wound down, with several states surpassing or nearing their limits.
2 Aug 2011 |
Applicants for solar schemes around the country may have difficulty obtaining solar feed in tariffs, with several states reaching capacity.
Consumers pay more than they should
22 Jul 2011 |
Too many retailers are using credit card surcharges as a revenue stream and CHOICE wants the practice stopped.
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.