Discount divas big week on a song

4 Jul 2014 | A CHOICE journalist has saved an impressive $1143.65 on entertainment, household bills, wine, clothing, beauty and everyday bills in one week by using vouchers, finding discounts and buying items on sale.

CONBANK says but consumer protections must go

3 Jul 2014 | Today the Commonwealth Bank issued a public apology for nearly ten years of bad behavior from their financial advisers.

Government opts out of consumer protection

30 Jun 2014 | CHOICE is calling on federal politicians to oppose regulation which winds back essential protections for consumers seeking financial advice.

Food ministers sign off on new star labelling scheme

27 Jun 2014 | CHOICE has welcomed the decision by food and health ministers from the federal, state and territory governments to give the final sign off on the Health Star Rating Scheme, and called on food manufacturers to start rolling out the ratings to help consumers make healthier choices.

Financial advice protections must stay

20 Jun 2014 | CHOICE is calling on federal politicians to oppose all legislation and regulation that will wind back essential protections for consumers seeking financial advice.

ACCC acts on dodgy drip pricing

19 Jun 2014 | CHOICE welcomes the news that the ACCC is cracking down on misleading drip pricing but says legal action is only the first step towards fair airfares for Australian consumers.

Court Cooks Coles Bread Claims

18 Jun 2014 | In a victory for common sense and consumers, the Federal Court has today ruled that Coles breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) with its “freshly baked” bread claims.

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.

Pain pills hurting the hip pocket

12 Jun 2014 | When you’re in pain drug companies know you’re up for paying a premium if you believe a pill will relieve your pain faster or target a particular part of your body. In reality the only relief their targeted marketing claims provide is to the weight of your wallet.

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.

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