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Hope for end to energy network ‘gold plating’

End to energy network companies charging consumers for unnecessary infrastructure.

24 Aug 2012 | New rules could mean electricity companies won't be able to profit from over-investing in their poles and wires.

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A cap on roaming?

The Commonwealth rattles a sword at the telecom industry, but will any real enforcement ensue?

23 Aug 2012 | The announcement of possible regulatory intervention to prevent excessive international roaming charges is good news, but will the telecommunications world really change?

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Calls for better country of origin labelling

A senate committee report recommends country of origin labelling reform.

20 Aug 2012 | A senate inquiry has found that Australia's country of origin labelling is in need of an overhaul.

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Banks respond to credit card reforms

Not all banks are applying the new credit card reforms.

17 Aug 2012 | Banks are applying new reforms to existing cards in a variety of ways

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ACCC targets energy door-knocking

ACCC takes action against shonky energy door-to-door practices.

17 Aug 2012 | The ACCC has launched a new initiative targeting door-to-door sales tactics.

Alan Kirkland

CHOICE names new CEO

Long-time consumer advocate to take the reins at CHOICE.

13 Aug 2012 | CHOICE's next CEO, Alan Kirkland, says strengthening ties with members, consumers, businesses and government will be one of his top priorities.

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Greens plan to reform food origin labelling

Australian Greens propose sweeping changes to country of origin labelling rules for food products.

8 Aug 2012 | The Australian Greens have proposed a major shake-up of country of origin food labelling.

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Paid too much for IT products?

We want to hear if you’ve paid more for digital products because you’ve bought them in Australia.

2 Aug 2012 | We're asking for examples of price discrimination on computer, software, gaming, and music products.

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ACCC acts on false carbon claim

The ACCC has taken action against a Melbourne gym.

2 Aug 2012 | A Melbourne gym is fined $6600 after making misleading carbon claims.

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Industry defends IT price differences

Technology industry has predictable reaction to IT pricing inquiry.

30 Jul 2012 | Industry groups claim that the costs of doing business in Australia are driving up the prices of IT hardware and software products.

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