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21 Aug 2014

ACCC takes legal action on petrol price sharing

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The ACCC is taking legal action against five petrol retailers for the way they shared and received price information through Informed Sources.
20 Aug 2014

Telcos face class action over late payment fees

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Telco customers set to benefit from class action against Telstra, Optus, Vodafone for charging late payment fees.
20 Aug 2014

Nominate a shonky

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CHOICE is calling for entries in the 2014 Shonky Awards, the annual awards program that names and shames Australia’s worst products and services in a bid to get businesses to lift their game.
21 Aug 2014

Rebuild costs double home insurance values

How much should you insure your home for? A Consumer NZ investigation has disturbing implications for Australian home owners.
20 Aug 2014

Maggie Beer labels mislead on provenance

The ACCC says the labelling of several Maggie Beer products including ice cream, red wine vinegar and olive oil, may mislead consumers into believing they're made in the Barossa Valley.
20 Aug 2014

Kids' dental health declines

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Improvements made in children's dental health over the last two decades have either stagnated or reversed, according to the AIHW.
19 Aug 2014

Phone tech support scams are skyrocketing, telco warns

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Complaints about phone scams to Telstra customer service agents has increased fourfold, the telco has warned.
18 Aug 2014

Breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

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Columbia University release dramatic results in trials of a bone marrow drug for alopecia sufferers.
15 Aug 2014

Australian internet use skyrockets

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Australians’ internet use has jumped significantly nationwide, with online access via mobile phones the biggest growth area.
14 Aug 2014

OmniBlend kitchen blenders faces legal action for alleged price fixing

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Kitchen blender company OmniBlend is being taken to court by the ACCC for attempting to engage in price fixing with a competitor.