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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Greens propose free range egg laws in WA

Western Australia becomes the new front in free range fight.

24 Oct 2012 | A Green MLC in Western Australia has introduced a bill to limit free range claims to farm with stocking densities of 1500 birds per hectare.


Government announces a Super win for consumers

The Federal Government will be committing $10 million to establish a Superannuation Consumer Centre.

22 Oct 2012 | In a big win for consumers, the government has announced funding for a Superannuation Consumer Centre to advocate for consumer rights.


Buying in bulk and obesity

Health experts say there are long-term costs to supersizing.

19 Oct 2012 | Health experts say buying in bulk will add more kilojoules to a nation whose waistline is already heading in the wrong direction.


Report calls for changes to electricity regulation

Productivity Commission report slams the “spiralling network costs” pushing up electricity prices.

18 Oct 2012 | A new report by the Productivity Commission has highlighted the importance of CHOICE’s Take the Power Back campaign.


Food industry launches four-year-old health initiative

Food giants claim reformulation targets and decreasing product sizes will benefit consumers.

12 Oct 2012 | A group of big food companies has launched an initiative they claim will improve the health of Australians by reducing saturated fat, salt and energy (kilojoules) in processed foods.

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