Rate rises all around

The Big Four are playing by their own rules, and you can too.

16 Feb 2012 | There is plenty of competition in the Australian market, which is why raising rates is just bad business.

Behind the scenes at CHOICE Magazine

Behind the scenes: CHOICE Magazine

Ever wanted to know what happens behind closed doors at a CHOICE Magazine shoot?

8 Feb 2012 | We take a look at a day in the life of CHOICE's Design team as they prepare for and shoot the latest cover of CHOICE Magazine.


NSW bans solariums

New South Wales will ban the use of commercial solariums in three years.

8 Feb 2012 | We welcome the ban on commercial solariums in NSW, but we're calling for a national ban.


Coles price cuts

Coles drops prices of fruit and veg but what are the wider ramifications?

31 Jan 2012 | While we welcome cheaper food and groceries and greater competition in the supermarket sector, CHOICE also believes consumers need to consider potentially wider costs.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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