Refund rights unboxed

26 Dec 2014 | Whether you are purchasing gifts at a local store or clicking through a checkout online or in-app, CHOICE is reminding shoppers they are protected by the same Australian Consumer Law

Extended warranty warning

22 Dec 2014 | CHOICE is reminding consumers to be on guard against retailers and manufacturers pushing unnecessary extended warranties in the lead up to Christmas.

Aussie kids set to cash in on Christmas

19 Dec 2014 | A CHOICE survey of Christmas spending has found 52% of Australians will buy gifts for kids, followed by partners (47%), and parents (38%) this year, with gift cards (41%), toys (35%), clothes (33%) and chocolate (32%) topping the list of presents.

Consumer report reveals growing economic gloom

12 Dec 2014 | CHOICE has released its latest national Consumer Pulse Report, revealing growing pessimism over the state of Australia’s economy.

Gift cards that stop giving

11 Dec 2014 | Although Australians spend $2.5 billion a year buying gift cards for family and friends, many consumers are unaware that the card they are buying might expire before it is redeemed, taking the good cheer out of Christmas and leaving your loved ones empty handed

Government paves the way for disconnections and an internet filter

10 Dec 2014 | CHOICE says the Federal Government’s internet piracy crackdown opens the door for harsh consumer penalties while ignoring the biggest drivers of online infringement.

Ecoeggs cracked again for shonky free range claims

9 Dec 2014 | CHOICE has welcomed the ACCC’s decision to take the supplier of Ecoeggs to court for alleged false and misleading free-range claims.

New CHOICE research reveals the two biggest drivers of piracy

9 Dec 2014 | New research from CHOICE has found people who illegally download content are frustrated by cost and availability of content in Australia. Pirates are also more likely to support the content industry through legitimate purchases than other Australians.

Smoking hot eyelashes

5 Dec 2014 | With everyone from Nicole Kidman to Lindsay Lohan lining up for the latest eyelash extensions, many unqualified and inexperienced practitioners are seeking to capitalise on this new beauty trend with sometimes alarming results for consumers.

Consumer celebrate five years of simpler grocery pricing

2 Dec 2014 | Consumers have enjoyed the benefits of compulsory grocery unit pricing for five years. CHOICE is now calling on supermarkets to voluntarily improve unit pricing because of how useful it is for the average shopper.

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