Banking on the lazy tax

1 Oct 2014 | A review of credit cards by consumer advocacy group CHOICE has found consumers can reduce their interest rate by more than 10% by ditching products offered by the big four banks.

COURT BANS COLES FROM MAKING DODGY CREDENCE CLAIM

29 Sep 2014 | CHOICE has welcomed news that the Federal Court has banned Coles for three years from advertising that its bread is made or baked on the day it was sold and is calling on consumers to come forward with other crazy credence claims they have identified.

Court puts another crack in false free range claims

23 Sep 2014 | CHOICE’s campaign to clarify what ‘free-range’ means in Australia crossed another road today with the Federal Court finding that Pirovic Enterprises engaged in misleading conduct and made misleading representations in its labelling and promotion of eggs as ‘free-range’.

Harper delivers tool-kit for dismantling the Australia Tax

22 Sep 2014 | CHOICE says today’s draft report from the Competition Policy Review can give Australians the benefits of more competition from overseas markets and new technologies.

CHOICE unwraps industry push to hide shrinking packs

12 Sep 2014 | CHOICE says consumers rely on quantity information on the front of food products and it shouldn't be removed.

376% more for the same digital content - is this what competition looks like?

9 Sep 2014 | Latest analysis from consumer advocacy group CHOICE has found Australian consumers are forced to pay staggeringly high premiums for repackaged content even when it is delivered online through streaming or on-demand services.

Taken for a ride down the aisle

28 Aug 2014 | A CHOICE undercover shadow shop has found that if you mention the word “wedding” when booking an event half the venues and many suppliers quote more than for an identical birthday event.

CHOICE calls for ban on conflicted advice

26 Aug 2014 | In its submission to the Financial System Inquiry CHOICE is calling for the banning of all fees, commissions and remuneration that create a risk of conflict of interest for financial advisers.

The first test for deregulated travel industry

25 Aug 2014 | CHOICE says the collapse of Australian Specialty Tours Pty Ltd in Victoria will show how well consumers are protected following industry deregulation on 1 July this year.

Consumer voice in travel industry

20 Aug 2014 | CHOICE has begun work on a new project that will provide a mix of research, tailored information, education campaigns and advocacy to improve the experience of Australian consumers in the travel market.

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