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Optus breaks customer contracts

Optus is playing fast and loose with customer contracts.

4 Dec 2012 | We've been hearing from Optus customers who aren’t impressed with the company’s latest trick of upping monthly rates in the middle of contracts.

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Countdown for electricity reform

The future of electricity prices is to be decided this Friday.

4 Dec 2012 | Tell our political leaders that Australians expect and demand action on soaring electricity prices while there is still time.

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Channel 7's Sunrise visits CHOICE

The Sunrise crew heads deep inside the CHOICE labs to see exactly what our expert testers get up too in the course of a typical testing day.

4 Dec 2012 | Great to have Edwina and the Sunrise crew here; time now to go and put our labs back together!

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Woolworths slammed for selling "baby juice"

The Bebi fruit drink range claims to be the world’s first infant suitable beverage.

23 Nov 2012 | Parents are angered that Woolworths is stocking the Bebi brand juice to infants as young as six months old.

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Unclaimed booty reaches $677 million

Australians are missing out of millions of dollars of their own money.

21 Nov 2012 | The amount of unclaimed money collected from inactive bank accounts and life insurance policies by ASIC has hit a record $677 million.

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Private car park bill passes

NSW Roads and Ports blocks access to motorist details.

16 Nov 2012 | New legislation will make it much harder for private car park operators to get access to the names of addresses of car owners.

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ACCC makes ATM fee announcement

The ACCC has approved the move to abolish fees in remote communities.

16 Nov 2012 | Following recommendations from the ATM Taskforce Report, the ACCC has authorised the scrapping of some ATM fees in remote Indigenous communities.

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Regulator rejects free range farce

ACCC rejects Egg Corporation’s proposed free range standards.

6 Nov 2012 | The Australian Egg Corporation Limited’s proposal to increase outdoor free range stocking densities 13-fold has been rejected by the ACCC.

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The banks have been ranked

Big banks are graded on their response to customers in financial hardship.

5 Nov 2012 | The Financial and Consumer Rights Council has ranked the big banks on their performance in helping customers in financial hardship.

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New CHOICE food-origin-labelling survey

Consumers want to be able to support Australian farmers and manufacturing jobs.

5 Nov 2012 | A new CHOICE member survey shows country of origin labelling continues to be vital for consumers who want know where food is manufactured, as well as where it’s grown.

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