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Coles in more hot water from ACCC

Will Coles be found guilty of bullying suppliers?

16 Oct 2014 | Supermarket Coles is once again being taken to court by the ACCC for alleged unconscionable conduct towards suppliers.

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World Osteoporosis Day 2014 focuses on men

Men over 50 should talk to their doctor about bone health.

16 Oct 2014 | A new report finds osteoporosis in men is often overlooked, yet they suffer greater consequences from fractures than women.

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New warning on painkillers for dehydrated kids

Consult a doctor or pharmacist before giving ibuprofen to kids with diarrhoea or vomiting.

15 Oct 2014 | Non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause kidney damage in dehydrated people. Children's products now carry warning labels, and experts want the same on adult NSAIDs.

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CHOICE announces the 2014 Shonky winners

CHOICE announces the winners of the awards no company wants to win.

14 Oct 2014 | CHOICE’s annual Shonky Award winners include Arnott’s Tim Tams, the Commonwealth Bank, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, and S-26 Gold Toddler and Junior milks. Find out why they've taken out the awards no-one wants to win.

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Banks in no hurry to take up superannuation reforms

Sluggish rollout of MySuper means high management fees will be slow to fall.

13 Oct 2014 | A mere $13 billion in bank-owned and other retail funds has been transferred to MySuper funds, leaving $77 billion grandfathered in high cost funds.

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Will health stars cross out heart ticks?

A review of the Heart Foundation Tick will determine its future.

10 Oct 2014 | The future of the Heart Foundation's Tick Program is uncertain in the current health environment where the Health Star Rating system could soon be making an impact.

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New campaign against data retention

Stop the Spies campaign fights mandatory metadata retention

10 Oct 2014 | A new campaign called Stop the Spies is rallying against the government's proposed law for a mandatory data retention regime, expected to be introduced into parliament in October.

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ASIC crackdown on life insurance

One third of life insurance advice provided to consumers is poor and could mean that in the event of a claim you won't be covered.

9 Oct 2014 | ASIC investigated the life insurance industry and found that consumers are more likely to get bad advice from advisers who receive high up-front commissions.

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Swimming pool drowning deaths for under fives more than halved since 1996

Swimming pools are still the number one cause of drowning deaths among kids under five, but the good news is figures are decreasing.

9 Oct 2014 | Pool fencing regulations and education campaigns on supervision and CPR have helped reduce the number of kids drowning in swimming pools.

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CHOICE Computer goes to the 2014 EB Expo

Games, hardware and cosplay on show at one of Australia's biggest annual games events.

8 Oct 2014 | CHOICE checks out a bunch of new and upcoming games, along with the latest developments in game-related hardware.

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