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Private car park bill passes

NSW Roads and Ports blocks access to motorist details.

16 Nov 2012 | New legislation will make it much harder for private car park operators to get access to the names of addresses of car owners.

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ACCC makes ATM fee announcement

The ACCC has approved the move to abolish fees in remote communities.

16 Nov 2012 | Following recommendations from the ATM Taskforce Report, the ACCC has authorised the scrapping of some ATM fees in remote Indigenous communities.

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Regulator rejects free range farce

ACCC rejects Egg Corporation’s proposed free range standards.

6 Nov 2012 | The Australian Egg Corporation Limited’s proposal to increase outdoor free range stocking densities 13-fold has been rejected by the ACCC.

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The banks have been ranked

Big banks are graded on their response to customers in financial hardship.

5 Nov 2012 | The Financial and Consumer Rights Council has ranked the big banks on their performance in helping customers in financial hardship.

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New CHOICE food-origin-labelling survey

Consumers want to be able to support Australian farmers and manufacturing jobs.

5 Nov 2012 | A new CHOICE member survey shows country of origin labelling continues to be vital for consumers who want know where food is manufactured, as well as where it’s grown.

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Coles adopts olive oil standard

Private label oils to meet Australian Standard by year’s end.

1 Nov 2012 | Coles has announced its private label olive oils will comply with the Australian Standard by the end of 2012.

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A plan for affordable energy

We're calling for a package of essential reforms to make energy more affordable.

29 Oct 2012 | CHOICE is working with community and business groups to seek urgent reforms that will fix our broken electricity system.

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Windows Surface RT tablet first look

The future of Windows computing - Windows 8 and the Surface tablet.

26 Oct 2012 | We take a look at Microsoft's first "Surface" tablet computer, with the special Windows RT operating system.

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Apple announces iPad mini

This smaller tablet plugs the gap between the iPod Touch and the iPad.

25 Oct 2012 | Apple's iPad mini announcement ends months of speculation and throws down the guantlet to 7-inch tablet rivals from Google, Samsung and Amazon.

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ACCC calls for action on rising electricity prices

Australia’s consumer watchdog says it’s time to get serious on energy market reform.

25 Oct 2012 | ACCC states that processes to stop rising electricity prices need to be more than ‘box ticking’ exercises.

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