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Misleading food labels

Which food products don't quite live up to their on-pack names, descriptions, images and claims?

7 Nov 2014 | By law, foods must be labelled with an accurate name or description. But don't always assume that what you see on the label is what you'll find inside the pack.

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The internet police are coming!

The TPP could change the way we use the internet, and not for the better.

7 Nov 2014 | Can you break something that's already broken? The TPP looks set to do exactly that to Australian copyright law. New criminal penalties for minor rule-breaking, extended copyright terms and forcing service providers to police our internet use are all on the table.

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Coles fresh apple claims caught out by Ad Standards Board

"Spring" apples were actually picked in April

6 Nov 2014 | Coles' "fresh" "Spring" apples are not so fresh, according to Ad Standards Board.

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Games industry and audience calls for new blood during PAX

Professionals and community at annual Australian Penny Arcade Expo showcase changing attitudes

6 Nov 2014 | We went to PAX Aus 2014 in Melbourne and found the local and international games industry abuzz with calls for greater representations of female, LGBT and religious interests in video games.

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ACCC recalls Infinity electrical cabling

Cabling a fire and electrocution risk for 40,000 homes and premises.

5 Nov 2014 | Testing has found Infinity electrical cabling could result in electric shock or fires due to poor insulation around the wires.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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