petrol pump in action

Petrol price cycle project launched by ACCC

Prices can vary as much as 30 cents per litre in Sydney and Melbourne.

3 Dec 2014 | Following a dramatic drop in wholesale fuel prices, the ACCC has launched a new initiative to help consumers find the cheapest petrol.


Comparison websites under the microscope

ACCC releases a report on the industry in Australia

2 Dec 2014 | The ACCC has released a report into comparison websites in Australia.

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Electricity disconnections on the rise in NSW

Nearly 33,000 households had their electricity disconnected over the past year.

1 Dec 2014 | There's been a marked increase in the number of NSW households being disconnected by electricity retailers, despite laws to protect people experiencing financial hardship.

cash back offers falling out of bin

Cash back offers in spotlight over compliance concerns

Fair trading bodies uncover problems with 'cash back' offers.

27 Nov 2014 | Pay $1000, get $100 back. Why not just get a 10% discount? Cash back offers are under fire after a compliance blitz found many with problems.

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Aussies lose two digital music services

Samsung and Telstra announce plans within a week of each other to pull the plug on Music Hub and BigPond Music by end of year.

27 Nov 2014 | Samsung has announced plans to shut down its Music Hub streaming service, and Telstra will close its downloadable music store, BigPond Music, at the end of 2014.

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Apple gets behind (RED) campaign to fund AIDS research

App Store campaign enlists developers to create enhanced apps, and donates portion of worldwide sales

26 Nov 2014 | Proceeds from the promotion will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

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Private education and training sector to face Senate inquiry

Greens push for a hard look at profit-driven culture.

25 Nov 2014 | Regulator of registered training organisations (RTOs) found only 20% of those audited were fully compliant in 2013-14.

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What’s your holiday horror story?

CHOICE launches campaign for a consumer-friendly travel market.

24 Nov 2014 | If holiday horrors have ever plagued your vacation we want to hear about it! Help our campaign by sharing your story.


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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