Consumers to get better financial advice

CHOICE supports FOFA reforms

15 Dec 2011 | CHOICE has endorsed the Joint Consumer Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into the proposed Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

Financial Advice - FoFA - Dec 2011

Investor compensation reviewed

We're calling for substantial changes to the way in which the National Guarantee Fund is run.

15 Dec 2011 | The Australian government is reviewing the way in which investors are compensated when their stockbroker acts without authority or becomes insolvent.


Ministers announce future of food labelling

The results are a mixed bag.

13 Dec 2011 | Ministers have handed down their decisions on the future of food labelling, and the menu contains mixed results for consumers.


Thousands support traffic lights

Over 3700 consumers joined the call for traffic light labels.

9 Dec 2011 | More than 3700 signatures and CHOICE’s open letter were sent to food and health ministers from around Australia.


Fair calls from mobiles

There's been some success but there's still a way to go with free or local rate calls.

18 Nov 2011 | A campaign being run by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) aims to have calls to 1800, 1300 and 13 numbers charged at a fair price from mobile phones.

John Pospisil

In memory of John Pospisil – 1971-2011

The inspiration for and editor of Computer CHOICE magazine from 1996 to 1998.

16 Nov 2011 | CHOICE salutes an innovator, talented journalist and loving husband and father who died on 15 November 2011, just 18 days short of his 40th birthday.


Go4Green recalled

Go4Green reaches the next level of shonkiness.

16 Nov 2011 | Just when you thought it couldn't get any shonkier, Go4Green is recalled due to the risk of electric shock.


Simpler mortgage-speak

Small but crucial victory for prospective homeowners.

11 Nov 2011 | The fight for plain English and full disclosure on financial products is far from over but there have been some wins.


US consumers flee big banks

How a single Facebook post sparked a major consumer movement against the big banks.

9 Nov 2011 | Thousands of US citizens have walked away from big banks in a consumer revolt as part of Bank Transfer Day.

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G20 supports greater financial protection

CHOICE on board with Consumers International.

8 Nov 2011 | Consumers International has received support from the G20 for greater financial consumer protection.

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