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25 Nov 2014

Private education and training sector to face Senate inquiry

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Regulator of registered training organisations (RTOs) found only 20% of those audited were fully compliant in 2013-14.
24 Nov 2014

How many Australians actually watch Netflix?

New research from CHOICE has found an increasing number of Australians are dodging online geoblocks and purchasing movies and TV shows directly from overseas.
21 Nov 2014

How trustworthy are Google's Trusted Stores?

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Google offers a free, opt-in purchase protection up to $1000 on purchases made in its Trusted Stores, but what are the caveats?
20 Nov 2014

UPDATE: senate vote saves FoFA

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In a historic day for consumer protection, senators have indicated they will strike down changes to FoFA that watered down consumer protections against bad financial advice.
20 Nov 2014

Chemist Warehouse hits spotlight for pricing practices

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Two major pharmacy organisations have referred chemist chain’s pricing practices to the ACCC for assessment.
19 Nov 2014

Netflix coming to Australia

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Popular on-demand online movie and TV streaming service has finally announced it's launching an Australian and New Zealand service after many months of speculation.
19 Nov 2014

Does food allergy labelling drive you nuts?

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Precautionary allergen labelling can be confusing and unhelpful. We look at how allergy warnings on food labels can be improved.
18 Nov 2014

What’s on our consumer wish list?

Proposed changes to Australian competition laws could help get rid of the 'Australia Tax' and improve the lives of Australian consumers, but only if the government commits. Read on to see CHOICE's take on this important review.
18 Nov 2014

Petrol price sharing

The ACCC tests competition law in the Federal Court, alleging that big brand petrol retailers are lessening petrol price competition by sharing price information with each other.
17 Nov 2014

Microsoft's mobile Office free-for-all

Microsoft has updated its Office apps for iOS to allow editing, giving mobile users free access to the productivity suite on iPhone and iPad.