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01 Sep 2014

ACCC takes alleged pyramid scheme Lyoness to court

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The ACCC has taken action against Lyoness, a company it alleges is operating as a pyramid scheme.
29 Aug 2014

WHO releases report on e-cigarettes

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a report on e-cigarettes, recommending restrictions should be placed on the marketing of the devices, their sale to minors and indoor use.
27 Aug 2014

Energy retailers fail the hardship test

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A new report by the Financial and Consumer Rights Council ranks energy retailers for financial hardship practices.
26 Aug 2014

Time to fix financial advice

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In our submission to the Financial System Inquiry, CHOICE is calling for a ban on conflicted advice and for the regulator to be given additional powers to protect consumers.
25 Aug 2014

Governments launch advertising blitz on travel industry changes

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Government ad campaign aims to inform consumers about travel industry deregulation.
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

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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

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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.