Petrol price sharing

The ACCC claims Caltex, BP, Coles Express, Woolworths and 7-Eleven are lessening petrol price competition by price sharing.

18 Nov 2014 | The ACCC tests competition law in the Federal Court, alleging that big brand petrol retailers are lessening petrol price competition by sharing price information with each other.


Microsoft's mobile Office free-for-all

Full versions of free Office apps for iOS now allow editing, with Android to follow.

17 Nov 2014 | Microsoft has updated its Office apps for iOS to allow editing, giving mobile users free access to the productivity suite on iPhone and iPad.

Fibre cable

NBN and the fight for fibre

What next for the national broadband network?

14 Nov 2014 | The NBN rollout continues with work on the fibre to the node network expected to start in 2015. At the same time, internet service provider TPG is building its own fibre network in apartments and offices in major cities. Does this mean that the coalition's scaled down plan has missed the mark?

CN pet insurance change

CHOICE campaign leads to pet insurance change

Petplan removes unfair 'claws' from insurance policy after CHOICE campaign.

13 Nov 2014 | Pet insurer rolls over on charging premiums after death.

phone with a fuel guage on empty

Telstra introduces real-time alerts for excess data usage

Telstra will be the first Australian telco to offer real-time data usage alerts

12 Nov 2014 | CHOICE welcomes Telstra’s move to provide real-time mobile data usage alerts to its customers.

health star ratings on food labels

Health star ratings hall of fame

We take a look at the food stars that have hit the red carpet.

12 Nov 2014 | We name and give fame to the brands that have started applying health star ratings to their food labels.

hands holding credit cards

NAB moves to settle credit card penalty fee class action

Up to 30,000 customers could be due for reimbursement.

12 Nov 2014 | NAB announces a move to settle a class action suit against credit card penalty fees.

cn financial problems

Timbercorp investors left out on a limb

Senate inquiry highlights the need for financial advice reforms.

12 Nov 2014 | The collapse of Timbercorp will be examined in this week's financial advice inquiry, as hundreds of investors are left struggling with debt.


Europcar under fire from ACCC for allegedly unfair contracts

Car hire company Europcar in hot water over contracts.

11 Nov 2014 | The ACCC is taking Europcar to court over contracts that require thousands of dollars worth of payments if a car is damaged or stolen, regardless of liability.


Electricity back-billing time frame to be cut if Victorian government stays in

Retailers will be limited to six months' recovery if Napthine government is re-elected.

10 Nov 2014 | A promise to reduce the length of time energy retailers can back-bill Victorian customers may just be political posturing.

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