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24 Oct 2014

Government announces new register of financial advisers

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A register alone isn’t going to clean up the advice industry. What we need is strong consumer protections in legislation.
24 Oct 2014

What are they trading away?

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Should big business be able to appeal Australian government decisions at an international kangaroo court? CHOICE doesn’t think so. We’re asking the government to release the text of the TPP, and protect the democratic process.
24 Oct 2014

New site to make buying ethical clothing easier

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Want to buy ethical clothes? It just got easier with a new site called Good On You.
23 Oct 2014

Ticketek and Ticketmaster improve price disclosure around fees

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In a long-overdue win for consumers Ticketek and Ticketmaster have finally improved their pricing disclosure of unavoidable fees.
23 Oct 2014

CHOICE Consumer Pulse report reveals slight easing in cost of living pressures

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Nearly nine out of ten Australian householders say their bills have gone up over the past 12 months, but CHOICE's latest national Consumer Pulse Report nonetheless indicates a general easing of cost-of-living concerns.
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.
23 Oct 2014

CHOICE travel insurance buying guide

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Not all travel insurance policies are created equal, but CHOICE can help you find the right policy.
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.