AirAsia leaves consumers stranded

CHOICE calls on the ACCC to act.

3 Feb 2015 | CHOICE has referred AirAsia to the ACCC for misleading customers, and reminds consumers that Australian travellers are protected by the law.

obese person

Scientists find potential key to overeating and sugar addiction

Overeating could be a thing of the past if new research pans out.

30 Jan 2015 | Could the solution to overeating and sugar addiction be just a short circuit away?


Back to school (lunches)

Whether you're a newbie or an old hand, here are the lunchbox tips you need to know.

28 Jan 2015 | Back to school for the kids, and back to making lunches for parents. CHOICE gives the lowdown on how to keep it simple and safe.

Plane flies in the sky

ACCC investigates whether airlines misled consumers on fuel surcharges

With a drop in jet fuel prices, have airlines been misleading consumers with fuel surcharges?

27 Jan 2015 | Virgin Australia is the only airline so far to announce a fare restructure to adjust for the decline in global oil prices.

healthy BBQ veggie skewers

Australia Day BBQ health star switches

How Health Star Ratings can help you make healthier food choices.

23 Jan 2015 | We show you how to switch foods with low stars for more stars, so you can have a healthier Australia Day barbecue.

woman takes fish oil capsule

Most fish oils have false omega-3 claims says study

If your fish oil doesn't seem to be working, it could be that it doesn't have the stated levels of omega-3.

22 Jan 2015 | A new study has found that only three out of 32 fish oil supplements had omega-3 levels that were equal to or more than the amount claimed on the label.


Copyright Week 2015: a call to arms

Information groups call on consumers to fight for fair use laws to protect their right to use what they've paid for without draconian restrictions.

21 Jan 2015 | When you buy most things you own them. They’re yours. But that’s not the case with digital files. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has organised Copyright Week to enlist consumer support for enshrining fair use provisions in law.

salt shaker tipped over

Salt study taken with a grain of salt

A study claiming salt isn't as bad as it's cracked up to be has been slammed by experts.

21 Jan 2015 | A new study that claimed to demonstrate salt was not such a bad thing for older adults should be 'taken with a grain of salt', experts have said.


Sizing up food packaging

Quantity statements on the front of food packaging help consumers compare value for money.

20 Jan 2015 | With food and groceries the second biggest cost-of-living concern for Australian consumers, CHOICE compared a selection of groceries to show consumers how they can get more value at the supermarket.


State of the States

What does CommSec's quarterly State of the States report mean for your state?

20 Jan 2015 | NSW and the Northern Territory top CommSec's 'State of the States' report, while WA slips down the rankings in the September quarter.

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