CHOICE says many toys fail basic tests

12 Nov 2012 | A CHOICE investigation of 23 toys has found 15 failed one or more of the mandatory safety tests from the Australian standard and could present a choking danger.

Consumers need genuine energy market reform

8 Nov 2012 | CHOICE has welcomed the Federal Government’s focus on tackling peak electricity demand in today’s Energy White Paper.

Don’t leave travellers high and dry

8 Nov 2012 | CHOICE says moves to abolish a long-standing protection scheme, the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF), for travel consumers would leave many Australians high and dry when travel agents go bust.

Consumers want clearer labels so their food choices support local jobs

5 Nov 2012 | A new choice survey¹ into country of origin food labelling shows that for consumers, the importance of knowing where food is manufactured is almost as important as where it is grown.

Senate report supports push for affordable energy

2 Nov 2012 | An alliance of business, consumer and energy efficiency groups today welcomed the release of the final report of the Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices. The tri-partisan recommendations of the Committee share considerable common ground with the Plan for Affordable Energy launched on 29 October by the Australian Industry Group, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, CHOICE and the Energy Efficiency Council.

CHOICE welcomes the ACCC decision to reject Egg Corps free range farce

2 Nov 2012 | CHOICE welcomes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s decision to reject the Australian Egg Corporation Limited’s (AECL) proposed maximum of 20,000 birds per hectare for free range eggs.

CHOICE welcomes blueprint for electricity reform

1 Nov 2012 | CHOICE says today’s report from the Senate Select Committee on Electricity Prices sets clear expectations for action to fix Australia’s broken electricity sector by the end of 2012.

2012 Shonky award winners

30 Oct 2012 | A water-wasting Samsung washing machine, the ridiculous serving sizes of Toblerone chocolate bars and the outrageous surcharges peddled by Ticketek and Ticketmaster have been awarded Shonkys at CHOICE’s seventh annual event for dodgy goods and services, held in Sydney today.

United fight against rising electricity costs

29 Oct 2012 | With electricity prices rising by over 50 per cent in the past five years and further rises expected largely due to increasing network costs and coal and gas prices an unprecedented national alliance of business, community and consumer groups has formed to seek decisive reforms to fix a broken system and help ease the burden on households and businesses.

CHOICE says Australians can beat digital discrimination

25 Oct 2012 | CHOICE says consumers can stand up to international companies who slug Australians with higher prices by navigating around so-called ‘geo-blocks’ and accessing cheaper products.

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