Retail warranty rort

27 Nov 2013 | 85% of major electronics retailers have a lot to learn about consumer law

CHOICE reveals size of proposed internet tax

26 Nov 2013 | CHOICE has for the first time revealed the size of the ‘internet tax’ proposed by local retailers, saying consumers and the economy more broadly would likely suffer from such a knee-jerk response.

Junk food fed through kids apps

25 Nov 2013 | A CHOICE review of junk food marketing to kids has found fast food companies using mobile phone apps and social media to push salty, fatty and sugary foods to children without even the limited voluntary restrictions found in television advertising.

Oh no Pea Beau

22 Nov 2013 | A CHOICE test of 15 surface sprays has found that hitting cockroaches with the old Pea Beu is the least effective way to take down these creepy crawlies, scoring a meagre 1 out of 100 in overall performance.

CHOICE Welcomes draft terms of reference for financial system inquiry

21 Nov 2013 | CHOICE has welcomed the release of the terms of reference for the financial system inquiry, which is charged with examining how to position the financial system to best meet Australia’s needs.

TPP Trading Bad

Trading bad

15 Nov 2013 | Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of Australians who could face new criminal penalties for illegally downloading content under the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership?

CHOICE says it is time for action on sky-high credit

8 Nov 2013 | CHOICE is calling for action on sky-high credit card surcharges following a much-anticipated report from the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC).

Egg on their face

6 Nov 2013 | Following the 8th annual Shonky Awards last week, CHOICE launched a ‘People’s Choice Shonkiest Shonky’ poll, inviting members of the public to vote for their favourite shonky.

The heat is on energy bills

30 Oct 2013 | CHOICE is turning the heat up on energy retailers in a bid to close a loophole that allows them to increase energy prices without informing consumers before they’ve already taken effect.

hall of shame

2013 Shonky Award winners

29 Oct 2013 | Qantas, Dairy Farmers, Energy Australia and Kleenex were among the eight companies named and shamed at CHOICE’s annual Shonky Awards in Sydney today.

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