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Governments decide future of health claims

Food and health ministers reject proposal for independent evaluation of new claims.

23 Jul 2012 | Food and health ministers in Australia and New Zealand have rejected a proposal by FSANZ for independent evaluation of new health claims in food labelling.

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National Food Plan must put consumers first

Access to safe, affordable and nutritious food should be National Food Plan priority.

19 Jul 2012 | The National Food Plan Green Paper has been launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig.

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The digital price divide

CHOICE research has found that Australians are paying 50% more for IT products.

18 Jul 2012 | New CHOICE research shows that Australians are paying 50% more for computers, software, games and music.

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CHOICE calls on ACCC to reject Egg Corporation’s proposal

Over 3000 consumers sign petition asking ACCC to reject Australian Egg Corporation’s free-range definition.

5 Jul 2012 | We've lodged a submission with the ACCC, asking for the rejection of the Egg Corporation’s free-range certification.

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Electricity switching sites under investigation

NSW Fair Trading to launch investigations following CHOICE’s super complaint on electricity switching sites.

29 Jun 2012 | NSW Fair trading believes further investigation is needed to establish whether switching sites are breaching the Australian Consumer Law.

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Water efficiency scheme strengthened

CHOICE welcomes the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme update.

29 Jun 2012 | Consumers purchasing water-usage products can now have greater confidence in the star system used to rate energy efficiency.

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Disappointment over pay-day loan reforms

Government reforms receive a mixed response from consumer advocates .

28 Jun 2012 | Consumer advocates are left disappointed, after industry lobbyists water-down the Governments pay-day loan reforms.

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1 July 2012 - changes that affect you

The new financial year sees the introduction of a number of reforms aimed at helping consumers.

27 Jun 2012 | We outline some key consumer reforms that will come into place on 1 July 2012.

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Petition takes aim at door-to-door sales

Consumers are taking action against invasive door-knocking sales tactics.

25 Jun 2012 | We're supporting a petition by the Consumer Action Law Centre asking energy companies to cease their door-knocking practices.

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Egg labelling website falls short

New South Wales Government launches website to inform consumers about egg labelling.

22 Jun 2012 | We believe the NSW Government egg labelling website gives consumers little help due to the controversial interpretation of the existing definition of 'free-range eggs'.

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