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ACCC cracks down on online dating

Online dating sites have a role to play in protecting consumers against romance scams, says ACCC.

16 Sep 2014 | The ACCC is sweeping the internet for online dating sites that have misleading offers and unclear pricing, and for those that lack protections for consumers against scams.

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How high can your internet bill go?

Do you want to foot the bill for a dud policy?

12 Sep 2014 | Anti-piracy laws will leave you out of pocket as the internet gets even more expensive.

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Angry Thermomix owners in a spin

Cult kitchen appliance criticised for secret launch of new model.

11 Sep 2014 | Thermomix customers frustrated by the unexpected release of a new model machine.

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Apple announces iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Tech giant reveals 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, along with new Apple Watch, and takes on credit cards with a cashless mobile payment system

10 Sep 2014 | Apple has finally revealed its new, larger, iPhone models along with an Apple Watch and a new cashless mobile payments system. The announcements, revealed overnight at a special event in Apple’s home town of Cupertino, end months of speculation.

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Microsoft, eBay and Google against Australia’s anti-piracy proposals

Tech industry giants urge rethink on copyright reforms

8 Sep 2014 | The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), which represents many major companies including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Samsung and Motorola, releases their submission to the Attorney-General’s Department Online Copyright Infringement consultation.

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ACCC takes alleged pyramid scheme Lyoness to court

Lyoness investigated by regulators throughout the world.

8 Sep 2014 | The ACCC has taken action against Lyoness, a company it alleges is operating as a pyramid scheme.

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Inquiry exposes divided views over insurance comparison websites

Suncorp, IAG and others say the sites don't serve consumer interests.

5 Sep 2014 | The insurance industry continues to take a dim view of insurance comparison websites, but ASIC thinks they could serve a good purpose.

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Star nutrition ratings can produce healthier food choices

Purchases of less nutritious foods declined after the introduction of a nutrition rating system in a large US supermarket chain.

2 Sep 2014 | Star nutrition ratings on food products result in shoppers buying a more nutritious mix of products, according to a new US study.

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ACCC takes action against US-based games distributor Steam

Overseas gaming distributor, Steam, is in the spotlight for allegedly making false and misleading representations to Australian consumers.

1 Sep 2014 | US-based games distributor Steam is being taken to court for allegedly breaching Australian Consumer Law.

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WHO releases report on e-cigarettes

Lack of research on long-term health effects prompts caution.

29 Aug 2014 | The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report on e-cigarettes, recommending restrictions should be placed on the marketing of the devices, their sale to minors and indoor use.

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