Axe the Australia Tax on second-hand cars

CHOICE supports moves to let consumers import cheaper second-hand cars

20 Oct 2014 | Australians are currently restricted from importing safe, second-hand cars from overseas. The government is considering removing these restrictions, which could lead to cheaper cars for Australians.


New TPP document leaked

A new intellectual property chapter from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been leaked

17 Oct 2014 | Yet again, the Australian public is forced to rely on leaked documents to find out what might be in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. CHOICE doesn’t think this is good enough, and calls on the Government to release the text while there’s still time.

Apple iPhones

Apple unveils new iPads and Macs

The tech giant has announced a slew of updates: iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, super-high resolution 5K iMac, Mac mini and OS X Yosemite

17 Oct 2014 | Apple has added fingerprint ID security to its iPad range, along with updates to its iMac and Mac mini desktop computers and the new OS X Yosemite operating system.

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Coles in more hot water from ACCC

Will Coles be found guilty of bullying suppliers?

16 Oct 2014 | Supermarket Coles is once again being taken to court by the ACCC for alleged unconscionable conduct towards suppliers.

Man and boy running on beach

World Osteoporosis Day 2014 focuses on men

Men over 50 should talk to their doctor about bone health.

16 Oct 2014 | A new report finds osteoporosis in men is often overlooked, yet they suffer greater consequences from fractures than women.

Mother and child discussing medicine with pharmacist

New warning on painkillers for dehydrated kids

Consult a doctor or pharmacist before giving ibuprofen to kids with diarrhoea or vomiting.

15 Oct 2014 | Non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause kidney damage in dehydrated people. Children's products now carry warning labels, and experts want the same on adult NSAIDs.

hall of shame

CHOICE announces the 2014 Shonky winners

CHOICE announces the winners of the awards no company wants to win.

14 Oct 2014 | CHOICE’s annual Shonky Award winners include Arnott’s Tim Tams, the Commonwealth Bank, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, and S-26 Gold Toddler and Junior milks. Find out why they've taken out the awards no-one wants to win.

golden super egg in a nest of straw

Banks in no hurry to take up superannuation reforms

Sluggish rollout of MySuper means high management fees will be slow to fall.

13 Oct 2014 | A mere $13 billion in bank-owned and other retail funds has been transferred to MySuper funds, leaving $77 billion grandfathered in high cost funds.

cn heart foundation ticks

Will health stars cross out heart ticks?

A review of the Heart Foundation Tick will determine its future.

10 Oct 2014 | The future of the Heart Foundation's Tick Program is uncertain in the current health environment where the Health Star Rating system could soon be making an impact.

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New campaign against data retention

Stop the Spies campaign fights mandatory metadata retention

10 Oct 2014 | A new campaign called Stop the Spies is rallying against the government's proposed law for a mandatory data retention regime, expected to be introduced into parliament in October.

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