How many Australians actually watch Netflix?

New research finds how many Australian households are really using international streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Vudu.

24 Nov 2014 | New research from CHOICE has found an increasing number of Australians are dodging online geoblocks and purchasing movies and TV shows directly from overseas.

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How trustworthy are Google's Trusted Stores?

We look at the fine print on the free purchase protection offered at Google's Trusted Stores.

21 Nov 2014 | Google offers a free, opt-in purchase protection up to $1000 on purchases made in its Trusted Stores, but what are the caveats?

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UPDATE: senate vote saves FoFA

A good day for consumers, with FoFA turnaround in the Senate.

20 Nov 2014 | In a historic day for consumer protection, senators have indicated they will strike down changes to FoFA that watered down consumer protections against bad financial advice.

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Chemist Warehouse hits spotlight for pricing practices

Pharmacy groups ask ACCC when a sale isn't really a sale.

20 Nov 2014 | Two major pharmacy organisations have referred chemist chain’s pricing practices to the ACCC for assessment.

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Netflix coming to Australia

Popular streaming site launching local service

19 Nov 2014 | Popular on-demand online movie and TV streaming service has finally announced it's launching an Australian and New Zealand service after many months of speculation.

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Does food allergy labelling drive you nuts?

We look at the future of allergy warnings on food labels.

19 Nov 2014 | Precautionary allergen labelling can be confusing and unhelpful. We look at how allergy warnings on food labels can be improved.


What’s on our consumer wish list?

Changes to competition laws in Australia: all our Christmases at once, or should we expect the Grinch?

18 Nov 2014 | Proposed changes to Australian competition laws could help get rid of the 'Australia Tax' and improve the lives of Australian consumers, but only if the government commits. Read on to see CHOICE's take on this important review.


Petrol price sharing

The ACCC claims Caltex, BP, Coles Express, Woolworths and 7-Eleven are lessening petrol price competition by price sharing.

18 Nov 2014 | The ACCC tests competition law in the Federal Court, alleging that big brand petrol retailers are lessening petrol price competition by sharing price information with each other.


Microsoft's mobile Office free-for-all

Full versions of free Office apps for iOS now allow editing, with Android to follow.

17 Nov 2014 | Microsoft has updated its Office apps for iOS to allow editing, giving mobile users free access to the productivity suite on iPhone and iPad.

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NBN and the fight for fibre

What next for the national broadband network?

14 Nov 2014 | The NBN rollout continues with work on the fibre to the node network expected to start in 2015. At the same time, internet service provider TPG is building its own fibre network in apartments and offices in major cities. Does this mean that the coalition's scaled down plan has missed the mark?

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