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Set up by consumers for consumers, CHOICE is the consumer advocate that provides Australians with information and advice, free from commercial bias.
As vital today as when we were founded in 1959, CHOICE continues to fight for consumers and uncover the truth.
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It’s been another really good year for the CHOICE Shonky Awards, with manufacturers, service providers and especially the marketing and advertising industry providing a fine list of nominations.
Regular award winners, such as the banks, telcos and food advertising, have again been joined by a number of products you should stay well clear of – plus a fine example of "greenwash". This area promises to provide an increasing number of future winners, unless our campaign to establish some honesty around environmental claims is successful.
But without further ado, please stand back, seek shelter, be alarmed but don’t panic, because here’s this year’s crème-de-la-crème of cunning, the standouts of spin, the deliverers of dodginess – the 10 deserving winners of the CHOICE Shonkys for 2008.
Video: 2008 Shonky Awards
The Chaser's Andrew Hansen helps present the Shonky Awards for 2008.
26 Mar 2009
In an average day – commuting to work, buying a coffee, exercising and so on – you’ll likely be exposed to as many as 5000 advertising messages.
14 Aug 2009
These state and territory government departments provide advice and information on consumer complaints and problems.
10 Dec 2008
Consumer protection laws exist to ensure markets operate fairly. Good quality regulation is essential to the fair and practical operation of markets.
3 Jul 2008
In conjunction with Amnesty International, we asked 1000 Australians to reveal their buying attitudes.
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