Flood insurance 2

New brief for disaster relief

Government recommends a fresh take on insurance claims handling.

1 Mar 2012 | In the wake of the government's inquiry, CHOICE questions whether the industry’s moves so far have meant better protection for consumers.


Supermarkets set for scrutiny

The ACCC will be focusing on supermarket practices this year, according to Chairman Rod Sims.

21 Feb 2012 | ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has announced supermarkets will be a priority for the Commission in 2012.


CHOICE Big Bank Switch

The CHOICE Big Bank Switch group home loan switching campaign has closed.

18 Feb 2012 | The CHOICE Big Bank Switch attracted more than 40,000 registrations, with over 2,000 people entering discussions with Big Bank Switch lenders. Many more used the offers to demand better deals from their current lenders.


Air Australia goes bust

Stranded ticketholders highlight need for new protections.

17 Feb 2012 | We're calling for a built-in passenger safety net in the airlines industry and a travel industry ombudsman to make sure it works.


Rate rises all around

The Big Four are playing by their own rules, and you can too.

16 Feb 2012 | There is plenty of competition in the Australian market, which is why raising rates is just bad business.

Behind the scenes at CHOICE Magazine

Behind the scenes: CHOICE Magazine

Ever wanted to know what happens behind closed doors at a CHOICE Magazine shoot?

8 Feb 2012 | We take a look at a day in the life of CHOICE's Design team as they prepare for and shoot the latest cover of CHOICE Magazine.


NSW bans solariums

New South Wales will ban the use of commercial solariums in three years.

8 Feb 2012 | We welcome the ban on commercial solariums in NSW, but we're calling for a national ban.


Coles price cuts

Coles drops prices of fruit and veg but what are the wider ramifications?

31 Jan 2012 | While we welcome cheaper food and groceries and greater competition in the supermarket sector, CHOICE also believes consumers need to consider potentially wider costs.


Insurance premium hikes

Home and Contents premiums hit the stratosphere.

20 Jan 2012 | Since the start of the year CHOICE members have been sharing hair-raising stories of premium hikes for home and contents insurance, mainly due to the addition of flood cover.


Healthy eating - there's an app for that

Scan your way to healthier food choices.

19 Jan 2012 | Consumers can now use their iPhones to scan food barcodes and instantly see traffic light information thanks to an app developed by The George Institute and BUPA.

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