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Australian internet speed ranks 44th in world

Average speeds have declined since mid 2014, falling behind Taiwan, Russia and New Zealand.

15 Jan 2015 | International study finds Australia's average connection speeds have dropped since the middle of 2014, while other countries move ahead with faster networks.

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NSW Fair Trading cracks down on auction underquoting

$22,000 fines could soon be coming for dodgy real estate agents.

14 Jan 2015 | Real estate agents who intentionally underestimate property prices for auctions should be afraid - very afraid.

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AirAsia leaves consumers stranded

Airline sells tickets for a route it’s not allowed to fly

13 Jan 2015 | How can you get a refund from a cancelled flight? We explain your rights.

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CES 2015 shows off latest tech

The latest tech gear from the wonderful to the weird and wacky – here's what created the most buzz at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

12 Jan 2015 | What new technologies will you be using later this year? The four-day tech free-for-all trade show in Las Vegas is where tech companies come from across the globe to showcase their latest tech, much of it for the first time.

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Cash for containers in NSW

Will Premier Mike Baird defy Coca-Cola to implement a cash for containers scheme in NSW?

9 Jan 2015 | NSW is set to become the third state after South Australia and Northern Territory to introduce a container deposit scheme to get litter off the streets.

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Big W's after-school snack attack

Big W is advertising after-school snacks in its back-to-school catalogue. But how nutritious are they?

8 Jan 2015 | We calculate the Health Star Ratings of after-school snacks promoted by Big W, and suggest healthier options.

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Our Click Kings ad campaign

CHOICE takes aim at fake online reviews.

7 Jan 2015 | CHOICE takes aim at fake online reviews in our latest ad campaign.

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Natural therapies likely to have benefits stripped

A leaked version of a government review into natural therapy found no conclusive evidence to show it works.

6 Jan 2015 | It looks likely that the 17 natural therapies under review will no longer be eligible for the partial subsidy received through the government's private health insurance rebate.

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Woolworths to feel the heat from ACCC.

The consumer watchdog has turned its attentions to supplier complaints.

6 Jan 2015 | Supermarket giant Woolworths is under scrutiny by the ACCC after a number of complaints from suppliers.

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Top consumer resolutions

From finance to shopping to travel, we lay out the smartest choices for 2015.

29 Dec 2014 | We outline the best ways to stretch your money in the new year.

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