Governments get cracking on free range

13 Jun 2014 | CHOICE says the decision today by the nation’s consumer affairs ministers to commence the development of a draft National Information Standard for free-range eggs is great news for consumers who have been paying a premium for dodgy free-range eggs for far too long.

CHOICE says time to axe the Australia Tax

11 Jun 2014 | CHOICE has called on the Federal Government’s Competition Policy Review to axe the ‘Australia tax’ and give consumers the benefits of more competition from overseas markets.

New research finds home insurance harder to come by in a time of climate change

5 Jun 2014 | Homebuyers are being warned that extreme weather risk combined climate events could double the price of a home insurance premium and erode property values in some areas by up to 40 per cent within the term of a mortgage, according to new research commissioned by The Climate Institute in partnership with consumer group CHOICE.

CHOICE wheys up yoghurt options

3 Jun 2014 | Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has looked at yoghurt products and found that while they are often marketed as healthy, low fat, calcium rich options for kids and adults alike, the truth is some are more like dairy-based desserts.

Households hit by health funding cuts

13 May 2014 | CHOICE says increased costs of medicines and GP visits will strike deep

Ramming home risky home loans

7 May 2014 | Just six years after poor lending practices contributed to a global financial crisis, three high-risk borrowing strategies are back on the market to tempt those struggling to raise the deposit for a home loan.

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CHOICE says FoFA wind-back must be abandoned

30 Apr 2014 | Consumer advocates are calling on the Government to abandon the wind back of Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) protections as a CHOICE survey found 81% of consumers were concerned at the prospect of bank tellers up-selling customers complex financial products.

CHOICE says the Australia Tax is in fashion

22 Apr 2014 | A CHOICE review of some popular clothing items has found Australians are paying up to 60% more than U.S. consumers for exactly the same products.

Muesli maker rolls out Health Stars

16 Apr 2014 | CHOICE says Monster Health Food Co’s decision to implement the Health Star Rating scheme is a real win for consumers

CHOICE calls on government not to drop testing of food pesticides

11 Apr 2014 | CHOICE says the federal government must not axe a scheme designed to test whether the pesticides used in food production are safe for consumers.

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