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21 Oct 2014

Car brands show contempt for consumers

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The automotive industry ends negotiations to give independent mechanics access to data and tools to repair new cars.
22 Oct 2014

Telstra promises to improve compliance with ACL

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Telstra promises to behave after potentially misleading consumers about their rights when they complained about faulty mobiles.
20 Oct 2014

Axe the Australia Tax on second-hand cars

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Australians are currently restricted from importing safe, second-hand cars from overseas. The government is considering removing these restrictions, which could lead to cheaper cars for Australians.
17 Oct 2014

Apple unveils new iPads and Macs

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Apple has added fingerprint ID security to its iPad range, along with updates to its iMac and Mac mini desktop computers and the new OS X Yosemite operating system.
17 Oct 2014

New TPP document leaked

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Yet again, the Australian public is forced to rely on leaked documents to find out what might be in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. CHOICE doesn’t think this is good enough, and calls on the Government to release the text while there’s still time.
16 Oct 2014

Coles in more hot water from ACCC

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Supermarket Coles is once again being taken to court by the ACCC for alleged unconscionable conduct towards suppliers.
16 Oct 2014

World Osteoporosis Day 2014 focuses on men

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A new report finds osteoporosis in men is often overlooked, yet they suffer greater consequences from fractures than women.
15 Oct 2014

New warning on painkillers for dehydrated kids

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Non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause kidney damage in dehydrated people. Children's products now carry warning labels, and experts want the same on adult NSAIDs.
14 Oct 2014

CHOICE announces the 2014 Shonky winners

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CHOICE’s annual Shonky Award winners include Arnott’s Tim Tams, the Commonwealth Bank, Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, and S-26 Gold Toddler and Junior milks. Find out why they've taken out the awards no-one wants to win.
13 Oct 2014

Banks in no hurry to take up superannuation reforms

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A mere $13 billion in bank-owned and other retail funds has been transferred to MySuper funds, leaving $77 billion grandfathered in high cost funds.