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18 Sep 2014

Food rating website launched

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The George Institute has launched FoodSwitch STARS, a website showing the health star rating for 55,000 packaged supermarket food products, allowing people to check and compare which foods are healthier.
17 Sep 2014

Consumers and farmers to benefit from discount produce

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Harris Farms' new initiative redresses the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fresh and tasty fruit and veg are discarded each year in Australia due to visual imperfections.
16 Sep 2014

ACCC cracks down on online dating

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The ACCC is sweeping the internet for online dating sites that have misleading offers and unclear pricing, and for those that lack protections for consumers against scams.
12 Sep 2014

How high can your internet bill go?

Anti-piracy laws will leave you out of pocket as the internet gets even more expensive.
16 Sep 2014

International Funkaustellung 2014

We show you what you can expect to see in your local appliance stores in the near - and not so near - future.
11 Sep 2014

Angry Thermomix owners in a spin

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Thermomix customers frustrated by the unexpected release of a new model machine.
10 Sep 2014

Apple announces iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Apple has finally revealed its new, larger, iPhone models along with an Apple Watch and a new cashless mobile payments system. The announcements, revealed overnight at a special event in Apple’s home town of Cupertino, end months of speculation.
08 Sep 2014

Microsoft, eBay and Google against Australia’s anti-piracy proposals

The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), which represents many major companies including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Samsung and Motorola, releases their submission to the Attorney-General’s Department Online Copyright Infringement consultation.
08 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.
05 Sep 2014

Inquiry exposes divided views over insurance comparison websites

logos of major financial comparison sites
The insurance industry continues to take a dim view of insurance comparison websites, but ASIC thinks they could serve a good purpose.