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  • December 2020

    Mandatory standards for button batteries

    A huge step forward for our product safety campaign. New regulations for products containing button batteries will help reduce the serious risk that these small but dangerous items pose to young children.

  • November 2020

    Victoria bans bank marketing in schools

    The Victorian government announces it will end school marketing schemes like Dollarmites. Instead, students will participate in school-led programs designed to improve financial literacy. 

  • NOVEMBER 2020

    Clearer hand sanitiser labelling

    Thanks to pressure from over 26,000 CHOICE supporters, the government introduces new requirements for hand sanitiser labels, like including the percentage of alcohol on every bottle.

  • November 2020

    InvoCare Funerals displays national prices

    After a Shonky Award for failing to display upfront funeral prices, InvoCare (White Lady and Simplicity Funerals) publishes its price lists online for each state and territory.

  • September 2020

    Super funds agree to dump junk insurance

    Following pressure from Super Consumers, four funds agreed to remove or greatly reduce the impact of junk insurance.

  • July 2020

    Health insurers publish hardship policies

    Nib and Medibank publish their hardship arrangements after pressure from CHOICE, making it easier for you to understand what help you can receive.

  • July 2020

    Insurers pause junk cover in super until 2021

    Following ongoing pressure from Super Consumers, insurers promise not to rely on junk TPD terms that exclude people who are unemployed or working limited hours.

  • June 2020

    Strong mortgage broker rules released

    ASIC releases guidance to finalise new rules requiring brokers to act in the best interests of customers. It has no loopholes or "safe harbours", reflecting what CHOICE was calling for.

  • May 2020

    ACCC recalls unsafe folding trike

    Following the results of our rigorous product testing, the ACCC recalls the Q Play Rito Folding Trike for not complying with mandatory safety standards.

  • April 2020

    InvoCare Funerals drops dodgy fees

    Thanks to our tenacious investigative journalism, InvoCare permanently drops its unfair late administration fees.

  • April 2020

    NSW first to act on price gouging

    NSW commits to "name and shame" companies that put up prices on essentials during the pandemic – now we're pushing all states to do more

  • March 2020

    No pandemic exclusions in superannuation

    Super Consumers call on all funds to drop pandemic exclusions from insurance policies, and within a week all but one comply. The holdout follows a month later.

  • March 2020

    Health funds drop price increases 

    Most health funds agree to delay or drop price increases after we called for fairer pricing during COVID-19.

  • February 2020

    Mortgage brokers must act in your best interest

    New laws pass to hold brokers accountable after years of pressure (from us) and scandals (from them).

  • FEBRUARY 2020

    Unfair insurance terms now illegal

    A win that was decades in the making. More than 20,000 people signed our petition to the Treasurer to get this reform over the line.

  • December 2019

    Financial advice: No more fees for no service

    New laws close a loophole, ending ‘trailing’ commissions to financial advisers. Instead of your adviser being paid fees for no reason, the money will stay in your pocket.

  • December 2019 

    Fairer ticketing laws in sight

    After years of pressure, the government releases draft laws to stop companies like Viagogo scamming you when you buy tickets online. 

  • August 2019

    New consumer right to data

    The Consumer Data Right Law passes, giving you more control over the data companies hold about you and letting you share it securely so you can switch services more easily.

  • August 2019

    Added sugar to be called out on labels

    Health Ministers agree to expose sneaky added sugar with clearer labelling on packaged foods.

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