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Compare the Market fined for false advertising

Compare the Market fined for false claims that it, well, compares the market

12 Aug 2014 | Insurance comparison website Compare the Market has been fined by the ACCC for falsely advertising it compares more private health insurance funds than its competitors.

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A2 milk less likely to cause gastro problems: new study

A1 rougher on the gut according to double-blind test at Curtin University

11 Aug 2014 | New Australian research suggests that consuming A1 milk can adversely affect the gastrointestinal tract compared with A2 milk.

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New car insurance comparison fails to compare the whole market

Getting the best car insurance deal on compareinsurance.com.au isn't as easy as it makes out.

11 Aug 2014 | There's a new player in the car insurance comparison website market which claims it aims to save you money, but fails to give quotes for most insurance providers.

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Newly subsidised drug for ovarian cancer

Avastin to be subsidised after study finds it can add three months to survival rate for ovarian cancer sufferers

11 Aug 2014 | Cancer drug Avastin will be subsidised by the government for treatment of ovarian cancer, saving patients more than $41,000 a year.

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Your privacy rights explained

What is privacy and what are your rights?

8 Aug 2014 | Your privacy rights are explained in a series of videos produced by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

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Coco Pops, Tiny Teddies and Smarties classified as healthy by manufacturers

Many foods deemed unhealthy by FSANZ are still being marketed to kids, according to new research.

8 Aug 2014 | Many unhealthy foods are being classified as healthy by manufacturers under the industry's self-regulatory advertising code, allowing the products to be marketed to kids.

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Financial advisers topping the list of unpaid FOS determinations

Over $10m in unpaid fines and no compensation scheme in place

8 Aug 2014 | Over $10m owed to consumers by financial service providers remains unpaid going back to 2010 despite a series of binding FOS determinations.

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Officeworks recalls faulty USB charger

Consumers warned about further faulty USB charger danger.

8 Aug 2014 | Officeworks has recalled a faulty USB charger that could cause serious injury or fire.

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CHOICE cost of living report highlights tough times for many

Who's making ends meet, and who is struggling?

8 Aug 2014 | New research by CHOICE reveals that the bulk of Australian consumers are seriously concerned about increased cost of living pressures, with electricity, fuel and health topping the list.

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Action taken on unsafe cots

Two online retailers have issued recalls, after the ACCC identified safety risks.

7 Aug 2014 | The ACCC cracks down on unsafe cot sales.

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