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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Misleading food labels

Which food products don't quite live up to their on-pack names, descriptions, images and claims?

7 Nov 2014 | By law, foods must be labelled with an accurate name or description. But don't always assume that what you see on the label is what you'll find inside the pack.

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The internet police are coming!

The TPP could change the way we use the internet, and not for the better.

7 Nov 2014 | Can you break something that's already broken? The TPP looks set to do exactly that to Australian copyright law. New criminal penalties for minor rule-breaking, extended copyright terms and forcing service providers to police our internet use are all on the table.

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Coles fresh apple claims caught out by Ad Standards Board

"Spring" apples were actually picked in April

6 Nov 2014 | Coles' "fresh" "Spring" apples are not so fresh, according to Ad Standards Board.

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