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EA apologises for shonky tech support charges

EA has apologised for, and promised to rectify, the tech-support mess than won them a CHOICE Shonky Award.

1 Nov 2013 | EA has apologised for, and promised to rectify, the tech-support mess than won them a CHOICE Shonky Award.

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DFAT uninvites journalist from TPP briefing

CHOICE is disappointed by the continuing lack of transparency surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and calls on consumers to sign our TPP petition

30 Oct 2013 | Australian government representatives are negotiating a trade deal that has serious implications for Australia's future, but the secrecy surrounding the negotiations is worrying CHOICE.

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NSW set to introduce anti ticket scalping laws

CHOICE hopes the legislation achieves its objective without hampering consumers who have genuine reasons for on-selling their tickets.

25 Oct 2013 | New legislation proposed in NSW seeks to reduce ticket scalping, but CHOICE hopes it does not inadvertently prevent consumers from on-selling their tickets for legitimate reasons.

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Bushfire insurance cover update

It's a good time to review some key facts about fire insurance cover.

21 Oct 2013 | If you’re potentially in the path of a bushfire and don’t have insurance, be sure to ask any insurer you talk to for the details on how long you’ll have to wait before the cover takes effect.

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ACCC takes action against in-app purchases

The ACCC joins international effort against in-app purchase bill shocks.

11 Sep 2013 | The ACCC, along with over 50 other consumer protection agencies, is cracking down on in-app purchases.

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Killing CAPTCHA

Consumer groups fight for a new web authentication system that is fair for all users

5 Sep 2013 | Consumer groups want to end the use of CAPTCHAs, which discriminate against blind and vision-impaired consumers.

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Advertising blitz on over-the-counter medicines

TGA seeks to crack down on advertising for over-the-counter and complementary medicines

3 Sep 2013 | CHOICE supports tighter therapeutic goods advertising standards in Australia

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Are you breaking copyright law?

Support our campaign for fair use of the books, music and movies that you own

27 Aug 2013 | CHOICE research shows that Australia’s copyright laws are in need of reform.

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Time to end the funeral insurance rip-off

Consumer groups call for reforms

21 Aug 2013 | CHOICE joins other consumer organisations in calling for reforms to Australia’s funeral insurance industry.

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Stand up for cheaper medicine!

Choice wants to see price savings on medicines passed onto consumers and taxpayers

20 Aug 2013 | Choice, ACOSS and the Consumer Health Forum are calling for the government to support the current price disclosure policy for medicines.

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