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Governments launch advertising blitz on travel industry changes

The ‘Pack Some Peace of Mind’ advertising campaign has hit the airwaves – but what is it all about?

25 Aug 2014 | Government ad campaign aims to inform consumers about travel industry deregulation.

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ACCC takes legal action on petrol price sharing

Five petrol retailers and petrol price collating service Informed Sources are facing legal action for allegedly lessening competition as a result of sharing price information.

21 Aug 2014 | The ACCC is taking legal action against five petrol retailers for the way they shared and received price information through Informed Sources.

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Rebuild costs double home insurance values

Consumer NZ finds home owners could be under-insured if they trust insurance companies.

21 Aug 2014 | How much should you insure your home for? A Consumer NZ investigation has disturbing implications for Australian home owners.

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Telcos face class action over late payment fees

Specialist law firm to argue that penalty charges are illegal.

20 Aug 2014 | Telco customers set to benefit from class action against Telstra, Optus, Vodafone for charging late payment fees.

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Nominate a shonky

It's time to nominate a shonky product or service.

20 Aug 2014 | CHOICE is calling for entries in the 2014 Shonky Awards, the annual awards program that names and shames Australia’s worst products and services in a bid to get businesses to lift their game.

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Maggie Beer labels mislead on provenance

Maggie Beer apologises for potentially misleading consumers on origins of some foods.

20 Aug 2014 | The ACCC says the labelling of several Maggie Beer products including ice cream, red wine vinegar and olive oil, may mislead consumers into believing they're made in the Barossa Valley.

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Kids' dental health declines

New research reveals sugary food and drinks are proving a disaster for Aussie children's teeth.

20 Aug 2014 | Improvements made in children's dental health over the last two decades have either stagnated or reversed, according to the AIHW.

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Phone tech support scams are skyrocketing, telco warns

Don’t get stung by phone scammers

19 Aug 2014 | Complaints about phone scams to Telstra customer service agents has increased fourfold, the telco has warned.

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Breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

Trials using a bone marrow drug yield positive results for hair regrowth.

18 Aug 2014 | Columbia University release dramatic results in trials of a bone marrow drug for alopecia sufferers.

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Australian internet use skyrockets

Internet use around Australia has risen sharply, ACMA research finds.

15 Aug 2014 | Australians’ internet use has jumped significantly nationwide, with online access via mobile phones the biggest growth area.

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