Alan Kirkland was CEO of CHOICE from 2012 to 2023. Each month he shared his thoughts on the latest consumer issues and what we're doing about them.
2023 CEO editorials
Nov 2023: Parting words
The Shonkys as a force for change.
Oct 2023: Power imbalance
There are risks when companies get too big.
Sep 2023: Stormy weather
It's time to fix insurance affordability.
Aug 2023: A vote for the Voice
Continuing our commitment to fairness.
July 2023: No reward for loyalty
Is it time to break up with your insurer?
June 2023: Watch your step
Avoid falling into a credit trap this sale season.
May 2023: Waste not, want not
Products must be designed to last longer.
April 2023: Handle with care
Our personal data deserves better protection.
March 2023: The future of energy
Policy must protect people and the planet.
February 2023: Airlines, lift your game
Small changes could make a big difference.
2022 CEO editorials
December 2022: Extended warranties
Paying for rights you already have.
November 2022: The Shonky effect
Here's why we have the Shonky Awards.
October 2022: Realising Ruby's vision
Reconciliation Action Plan brings it closer.
September 2022: Let's build products that last
It's time we put an end to planned obsolescence.
August 2022: For your consideration
Shoppers are looking beyond just price.
July 2022: Eyes wide open
Stay alert to sleep industry claims.
June 2022: Big players, small market
How lack of competition costs consumers.
May 2022: Too much power?
Regulate tech platforms before it's too late.
April 2022: Your right to safety
Fixing the holes in our consumer protections.
March 2022: Advice you can trust
It should be easier to find.
February 2022: Looking beyond the marketing spin
Despite our wins for consumers, it still pays to be a savvy consumer.