Former CHOICE CEO leads preventative health body

24 Aug 2011 | CHOICE has welcomed the appointment of consumer champion Louise Sylvan to be the permanent CEO of the Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA)

Intelligent design for your mortgage data

A creative proposal to make mortgage statements more consumer-friendly

23 Aug 2011 | Do bank statements make your eyes glaze over? Two creative types from Brisbane are tackling the complexity of the banking sector with an interesting proposal to “fix” mortgage statements.

Borders and Angus & Robertson declare dividends for gift card holders

Creditors announce the only dividend for gift card holders of the now defunct booksellers

12 Aug 2011 | Borders and Angus & Robertson Gift card holders must complete a gift card claim form by September 1 to receive their dividend.

Swimming goggles and glaucoma

Wearing some kinds of goggles may increase intraocular pressure

11 Aug 2011 | Researchers have found that some goggles can cause increased fluid pressure in the eye, which may increase the risk of glaucoma.

Another step towards restaurant hygiene ratings

CHOICE welcomes NSW food hygiene rating trial as important step for consumers

10 Aug 2011 | CHOICE welcomes the New South Wales Food Authority’s announcement of a year-long, voluntary ‘Scores on Doors’ restaurant hygiene rating trial.

Solar schemes reach their limits

Solar kickbacks around the country are being wound down, with several states surpassing or nearing their limits.

2 Aug 2011 | Applicants for solar schemes around the country may have difficulty obtaining solar feed in tariffs, with several states reaching capacity.

Credit card surcharges over the top and must be reined in

Consumers pay more than they should

22 Jul 2011 | Too many retailers are using credit card surcharges as a revenue stream and CHOICE wants the practice stopped.

New alcohol labelling a good start but could go further

13 Jul 2011 | A new voluntary scheme announced by alcohol industry group DrinkWise, to include messages on alcohol product labels, should become mandatory.

New laws better protect credit card holders

Consumers have more control over credit cards

6 Jul 2011 | The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Home Loans and Credit Cards) Bill was passed by Federal Parliament on 4 July 2011, giving consumers more control over their plastic.

CHOICE welcomes moves on palm oil labelling

Coalition supports Xenophon on palm oil

24 Jun 2011 | CHOICE says consumers look likely to benefit with the Federal coalition joining independent Senator Nick Xenophon in agreeing to support legislation for mandatory labelling of palm oil in all Australian foods.

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