CN Thermomix

How does the new Thermomix stack up?

We put the latest model through its paces.

4 Nov 2014 | How does the new Thermomix model stack up against the old? CHOICE takes the TM5 for a spin.


WA car insurance increases

WA launches a public consultation on new compulsory third party insurance system to provide better cover, but for higher prices

3 Nov 2014 | WA launches a public consultation on new compulsory third party insurance system to provide better cover for people with serious injuries but for higher prices

cn mobile data charges jump

Big jump in complaints about mobile excess data usage charges

Shrinking data limits and more mobile services to blame.

31 Oct 2014 | Complaints about excess data usage charges have jumped by a quarter and replaced mobile coverage as the top problem for telco customers, according to the industry ombudsman's annual report on consumer complaints.


Government introduces metadata retention bill

Data capture could also target piracy.

30 Oct 2014 | The federal government has introduced its controversial data retention bill into parliament that would compel internet service providers to retain a set of user metadata for two years.

Golden gift card held in hand

Gift cards can be a waste of money

NSW Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox warns consumers to redeem gift cards as soon as possible after receiving them.

30 Oct 2014 | Gift cards that expired before they could be redeemed was the number one complaint from consumers to NSW Fair Trading.

cn OneDrive free with office 365

Microsoft pushes cloud storage sky high

Tech giant bundles unlimited cloud storage and office suite into single subscription package.

29 Oct 2014 | Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage and Office 365 bundle costs less than competitors' standalone cloud storage services.

men shaking hands

Financial adviser review sites invite customer feedback and ratings

Qualifications can be checked, but not conflicts of interest.

28 Oct 2014 | As the government eases the burden on the advice industry by reshaping the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms, the announcement of three new financial adviser review websites this month is timely.


Government announces new register of financial advisers

A welcome move, but it still won’t give consumers the protection they need.

24 Oct 2014 | A register alone isn’t going to clean up the advice industry. What we need is strong consumer protections in legislation.

TPP What are we trading away

What are they trading away?

Big business stands to benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, but at what cost to Australia?

24 Oct 2014 | Should big business be able to appeal Australian government decisions at an international kangaroo court? CHOICE doesn’t think so. We’re asking the government to release the text of the TPP, and protect the democratic process.

colourful singlets on rack in store

New site to make buying ethical clothing easier

Good On You is a new shopping site that's taking the guesswork out of buying ethical clothes.

24 Oct 2014 | Want to buy ethical clothes? It just got easier with a new site called Good On You.

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