Consumer group wants to shine the light on secret trade deal

25 Oct 2013 | CHOICE is today launching a campaign calling on the Federal Government to release the contents of the highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

Internet phones could signal the end for landlines

17 Oct 2013 | A CHOICE review of the growing market for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services which allows consumers to make calls over the internet has found 51.2% of those surveyed used VoIP to make calls*.

CHOICE gets the skinny on online weight-loss programs

11 Oct 2013 | CHOICE says many online diet plans can set you up to fail, with restrictive diets, intensive exercise and excessive payments.

CHOICE makes free-range super-complaint

1 Oct 2013 | NSW Fair Trading has been asked to investigate potentially misleading “free-range” egg claims after CHOICE found that consumers are paying double the price of cage eggs for products that are unlikely to meet their expectations.

SURVEY: GST loophole has little to do with the decision to buy online

26 Sep 2013 | New research by CHOICE reveals that the campaign by Australian retailers to blame the GST low-value-threshold (LVT) for the industry’s woes is based more on fiction than reality.

Resist the call of duty

19 Sep 2013 | CHOICE’s spot check has found nine out of thirteen* products were more expensive in duty-free than from major Australian retailers and e-retailers. In fact, it appears that deluxe sized bottles of liquor are the only consistently less expensive product in duty-free shops**. The findings challenge consumer perceptions that duty-free shopping is great value all around.

Can you spot a fake online?

13 Sep 2013 | CHOICE has investigated the booming global trade in counterfeit products which is estimated to generate AU$272 billion annually as consumers fall for dodgy designer knock-offs and sophisticated copies.

Apple bites Aussies with new iPhone pricing

12 Sep 2013 | CHOICE is calling on consumers to express their disappointment with Apple following the release of the new iPhone pricing which will cost Australian consumers up to 14% (excluding GST) more than consumers in the United States.

CHOICE announces new Chair

4 Sep 2013 | CHOICE has announced the appointment of Nicole Rich as Chair of its Board, replacing Jenni Mack, who had earlier announced her intention to step down after ten years on the Board, including seven years as Chair.

Domestic robot invasion

1 Sep 2013 | A CHOICE review of domestic robot vacuum cleaners and mops has found the dream of time-poor Australians to be able to sit down and relax while an artificially intelligent device cleans the house is still a galaxy far, far away.

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