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CHOICE calls for fair and transparent grocery pricing.
15 February 2024 - Health insurers are increasing their top-level policy prices by over 30%
CHOICE reveals sneaky tactics health insurers are using to increase their Gold hospital cover.
8 February 2024 - New Toyota cars collecting extensive customer data: CHOICE
Vehicle location, driving data, and more could be disclosed to multiple third-parties.
Urgent changes needed to improve claims handling process.
24 January 2024 - CHOICE reveals how to protect your home from mould and damp this summer
Four tips on how to combat the humidity in your home.
18 January 2024 - How to tell if it's time for a new pillow
CHOICE experts reveal five signs to look out for so you can rest easy.
15 January 2024 - CHOICE announces appointment of new CEO
Ashley de Silva to commence in March 2024.
11 January 2024 – How to save $7200 in 2024
CHOICE experts reveal 6 simple changes that could help you save thousands.
21 December 2023 - How to use your consumer rights this Christmas
CHOICE's top tips on refunds, returns and more!
Consumers continue to experience difficulties with airlines as busy Christmas season approaches.
9 out of 10 Australians also support penalties for digital platforms who fail to detect and prevent scams.
7 December 2023 - Which Christmas ham should you add to your shopping list?
IGA takes top spot while Coles ham scores a dismal 21%.
'Tis the season for data collection and misuse.
30 November 2023 - Digital platforms on notice over scams failures
CHOICE welcomes Government's proposed scams code framework.
Consumer groups call for strong new fairness laws to close gaps in Australian Consumer Law.
21 November 2023 - How to shop smart and save money during Black Friday: CHOICE
60% of people interested in making a purchase during Black Friday sales.
16 November 2023 - CHOICE reveals the best and worst stain remover sprays
Aldi spray beats many big brands in both price and performance.
9 November 2023 - Five ways to spot a fake review ahead of Black Friday: CHOICE
10% of Australians have been incentivised to write a product review.
Plus, Kogan tricks customers with a $99 subscription trap, and the Xbox 'fridge' fails at its one job.
25 October 2023 - Over 20 advocates and researchers call for urgent privacy reform
Stronger laws will protect people from data breaches and misuse.
18 October 2023 - What are the best ways to keep your home cool this summer?
CHOICE experts share tips on how to stay cool while keeping energy costs low.
4 October 2023 - CHOICE reveals the best and worst dishwasher detergents
Aldi topped testing, beating premium brands costing almost 10 times as much.
28 September 2023 - CHOICE welcomes proposed improvements to privacy law
Response to Government announcement on Privacy Act Review Report.
Investigation finds Google, Facebook and Instagram are failing to prevent scammers from posting fake retailer ads.
21 September 2023 - 4 of 10 bassinets fail safety testing: CHOICE
Bassinets from brands such as Kmart, Stokke and Fisher-Price pose serious suffocation risks for babies.
14 September 2023 - Health insurers charging single parents more to insure children: CHOICE
Single parents often face increases of up to 70% when switching to a family policy.
7 September 2023 - CHOICE reveals the best and worst laundry detergents
Omo takes out first place while an Aldi product performs the same as plain water.
25 August 2023 - CHOICE announces departure of CEO Alan Kirkland
23 August 2023 - CHOICE reveals air fryers to avoid buying
Kitchen Couture, Kmart and Sunbeam perform lowest in our testing.
CHOICE calls for urgent Privacy Act reform to better protect consumers.
Urgent government action needed to make home and contents insurance accessible and affordable.
CHOICE reveals top tips on using your consumer rights.
Stronger regulations urgently needed to protect consumers.
Stronger laws urgently needed to regulate controversial technology.
CHOICE's top tips on buying pillows, mattresses and more.
15 June 2023 - End of financial year sale tips: CHOICE
Expert tips for buying a new appliance while sticking to your budget.
1 June 2023 - Electric heaters to avoid
Heaters from Kogan and Arlec fail to keep you warm this winter.
11 May 2023 - The top five ways to save on renters contents insurance
CHOICE experts reveal how much you could save by switching or increasing your excess.
10 May 2023 - How retail stores are tracking you: CHOICE
Unregulated surveillance technologies reinforce urgent need for Privacy Act reform.
4 May 2023 - How to buy or repair a second-hand appliance: CHOICE
Expert tips on used whitegoods, electronics and more!
27 April 2023 - Are you wasting money on laundry products?
CHOICE experts reveal laundry saving tips.
20 April 2023 - What are the cheapest ways to heat your home this winter?
CHOICE shares tips on how to keep warm during the cooler months.
18 April 2023 - Your data, open for inspection: CHOICE raises alarm on RentTech
41% of renters pressured to apply for a home via third-party platforms such as 2Apply and Snug.
12 April 2023 - How to choose a sustainable appliance: CHOICE
Experts share tips on how to select an environmentally-friendly appliance.
4 April 2023 - How to pick the perfect coffee machine: CHOICE
Expert advice to help you caffeinate with confidence.
29 March 2023 - On a roll: CHOICE announces best and worst toilet paper
Quilton comes out on top while OoBamboo takes last place.
Switching to a better deal could save you hundreds.
9 March 2023 - CHOICE testing reveals the tastiest hot cross buns
Woolworths Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns receive first place.
CHOICE experts share their tips.
1 March 2023 - CHOICE reveals the best and worst dishwashing liquids
Coles takes out first place while one Morning Fresh product performs the same as plain water.
22 February 2023 - CHOICE reviews packaging sustainability of over 30 products
Packaging materials from brands such as Breville, Phillips and Dyson put to the test.
7 February 2023 - CHOICE reveals the best and worst multipurpose cleaners
Bosistos, Citro Clean and Nifti tie for first place, others perform no better than water.
CHOICE shares tips to combat rising grocery bills with unit pricing.
Plus, our expert tips on making the most of the discounts.
6 December 2022 - Coles takes top spot in Christmas pudding test: CHOICE
We taste test 18 puddings from Aldi, Coles, Woolworths and more.
Plus, our top tips for cutting costs this festive season.
CHOICE reveals 7 in 10 stores surveyed misled consumers on their rights.
3 November 2022 - "Profiting from people's concerns": CHOICE Shonkys
VetPay earns a Shonky Award for enticing pet owners into unaffordable debt.
3 November 2022 - A "self-cooking" smart pot that doesn't actually cook: CHOICE Shonkys
"All the gear, no idea," says CHOICE kitchen expert.
3 November 2022 - Veggies hidden so well we could barely find them: CHOICE Shonkys
Steggles Chicken Nuggets 'boosted with veggies' leave a lot be desired.
3 November 2022 - Flowers that don't deliver: CHOICE Shonkys
Bloomex receives withering reviews.
3 November 2022 - The Spirit of Disappointment: CHOICE Shonkys
Qantas lets down customers again and again.
Plus, a self-cooking pot that doesn't actually cook and "veggie boosted" nuggets with barely any vegetables to be found.
Tips on saving money while ensuring you still have the right cover for your needs.
3 in 4 Australians agree regulation needed to prevent harms caused by facial recognition in retail settings.
8 September 2022 - CHOICE responds to introduction of the Financial Sector Reform Bill 2022
Quotes attributable to CEO Alan Kirkland.
8 September 2022 - 6 of 11 portable cots fail latest safety testing: CHOICE
CHOICE testing finds portable cots from Kmart, Phil & Teds, Target and Baby Bunting pose safety risks for babies.
1 September 2022 - CHOICE lab reveals best and worst dishwasher detergents for your home
Finish takes out top honours with Coles in last place.
29 August 2022 - A major step backwards in consumer financial protection
Consumer groups response to the Quality of Advice Review's proposal to dismantle core consumer protections.
Frequent extreme weather events continue to increase insurance prices.
CHOICE reveals five things you can do now to save money later.
3 August 2022 - "Welcome step towards justice for Youpla policyholders"
First Nations advocates, Elders and clients meet at Parliament House in support of an enduring solution for people affected by Youpla collapse.
CHOICE response to Kmart and Bunnings pausing use of facial recognition technology.
Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and other major retailers confirm they don't use facial recognition technology in stores.
New data reveals the local communities hit hardest by predatory insurer as calls grow for urgent Federal Government action.
Consumer group responds to Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's investigation, calls on Kmart and Bunnings to pause use.
30 June 2022 - Six heaters fail safety tests: CHOICE
Our experts explain which electric heaters to avoid this winter.
Consumer group responds to The Good Guys pausing the use of controversial technology, calls on Kmart and Bunnings to do the same.
23 June 2022 - 5 ways to get better sleep: CHOICE
Our experts reveal how to get your bedroom just right.
Expert money saving tips on the most researched EOFY sales products from CHOICE.
More than three in four Australians unaware businesses are capturing their faceprint.
New research shows 1 in 9 consumers have bought cryptocurrency in past 12 months, as CHOICE calls for urgent reform.
25 May 2022 - The cheapest ways to keep your home warm this winter
CHOICE experts share their tips and tricks to save money on your power bill.
24 May 2022 - CHOICE's top tips to make your dishwasher last longer
Our experts explain how to get the most out of this popular appliance.
Quotes attributable to CHOICE CEO Alan Kirkland.
CHOICE experts share their smart strategies to reduce cost of living pressures.
Community coalition led by First Nations groups calls for urgent government action by incoming Treasurer.
12 April 2022 - Qantas's flight credits policy is unfair and unworkable: CHOICE
Consumer frustrations mount as travel begins again.
Consumer groups continue to call for stronger regulation of buy now, pay later industry.
Airbnb's secretive algorithm highlights need for stronger consumer protections.
18 March 2022 - How to delay a price increase to your health insurance premium
CHOICE warns people to check with their health funds before pre-paying their health insurance premium.
Consumer groups from nine countries call for urgent action on buy now, pay later (BNPL) credit providers.
14 March 2022 - CHOICE testing reveals which hot cross buns score best
Woolworths traditional hot cross buns receive top marks.
Fining businesses that don't comply with the law will make it easier for consumers to fix faulty goods and services.
CHOICE calls for urgent travel industry reform.
24 February 2022 - CHOICE testing reveals best and worst surface cleaners
Most floor cleaners still perform no better than water.
15 February 2022 - CHOICE on banking royal commission reforms
CHOICE's response to the Senate Economics Reference Committee's report on the compensation scheme of last resort (CSLR) and Financial Accountability Regime (FAR).
CHOICE delivers open "love letter" to Tinder Australia.
9 February 2022 - New research finds Tinder Plus price discrimination is a worldwide issue
CHOICE releases open "love letter" asking Tinder Australia to stop unethical data use.
4 February 2022 - "Sterling Group victims deserve compensation"
CHOICE's response to the Senate Economics Reference Committee's report into the Sterling Group.
CHOICE calls for Privacy Act reform to make businesses responsible for using data safely and fairly.
6 January 2022 - How to save more than $4000 in 2022: CHOICE
Our experts share their best money-saving hacks.
22 December 2021 - Young Australians more confident asking for a refund, replacement or repair
Plus CHOICE's top tips on exercising your consumer rights this Boxing Day and beyond.
21 December 2021 - "Loyalty programs aren't free": CHOICE says loyalty programs share data well beyond consumer expectations
Recent survey finds 90% of Australians have signed up to loyalty programs.
20 December 2021 - Don't rely on Black Friday sales for the best bargain: CHOICE
CHOICE finds some Chemist Warehouse products more expensive during Black Friday sales.
11 December 2021 - CHOICE welcomes new funeral price transparency requirements in Queensland
Queensland government announces new regulation applying to funeral directors.
9 December 2021 - CHOICE testing reveals which Christmas shortbread is best
Our experts take the stress out of Christmas.
CHOICE calls for public to share their stories about bank branches and ATMs shutting down in regional areas.
1 December 2021 - CHOICE response to Right to Repair report
CHOICE comments on Productivity Commission report.
Joint campaign from WEstjustice and CHOICE improves landlord insurance recoveries processes.
30 November 2021 - Australians about to throw "thousands of dollars down the drain": CHOICE
Bupa, Medibank, NIB customers risk wasting health insurance extras.
23 November 2021 - Clothes. cooking and TVs top Black Friday wishlists: CHOICE
Australians tell CHOICE what they're hunting for in the sales.
15 November 2021 - Senate public hearings into the collapse of Sterling Group
CHOICE is calling for compensation for victims of the Sterling Group.
Quotes attributable to Alan Kirkland, CHOICE CEO.
4 November 2021 - Humm: no interest in safe lending: CHOICE Shonkys
Financial counsellors slam Humm as "worst" for helping customers.
4 November 2021 - The worst fan ever: CHOICE Shonkys
Generic knock-offs hiding in Australian stores.
4 November 2021 - "Might as well put your complaint in a shredder": CHOICE Shonkys
Airline Customer Advocate awarded Shonky for failure to deal with travel complaints.
4 November 2021 - Breville's $2000 compost bin: CHOICE Shonkys
Wasteful, expensive and complicated.
4 November 2021 - Toddlers targeted with a shonky sugar bomb choice: CHOICE Shonkys
Kiddylicious sells "healthy" toddler treats with 68% sugar.
Also: buy now, pay later "cowboys" and Breville's wasteful composter.
3 November 2021 - CHOICE response to ASIC legal action against timeshare scheme Ultiqa
CHOICE response to ASIC suing timeshare company Ultiqa for poor financial advice outcomes.
Reform urgently needed to give Australians clear and fair rights when travel has to be cancelled.
CHOICE welcomes end of Commonwealth Bank's Dollarmites program in schools.
22 October 2021 - CHOICE's top tips for supermarket savings
Switching to "ugly" produce, avoiding pre-packaged fruit and veg and finding the cheapest supermarket.
CHOICE survey reveals widespread public support for passage of banking royal commission draft laws.
12 October 2021 - CHOICE testing reveals best and worst dishwasher detergents
Aldi tablets score first place.
Organisations unite to call for a broad financial compensation scheme, as legislation is expected to be introduced into Federal Parliament in the coming weeks.
5 October 2021 - How to save more than $500 a year on your laundry costs: CHOICE
Tips and tricks to save on electricity, detergent, water and more.
1 October 2021 - The best time to call your airline: CHOICE
CHOICE called Qantas and Virgin four times a day over nine days to find the best times to call.
30 September 2021 - CHOICE reviews period underwear: The most extensive Australian trial yet
Modibodi Seamfree Full Brief (Moderate-Heavy) scores first place.
22 September 2021 - CHOICE warns Velocity Global Wallet customers to check accounts
New high fees see customers lose money fast on Global Wallet cards.
Fining businesses will stamp out unfair contract terms and protect Australians.
16 September 2021 - 22,000+ Australians demand safety for their pets: CHOICE
Open letter calls for Australians' pets to be protected from dodgy food.
14 September 2021 - Investigation: Insurers target people who rent with robodebt-style tactics
Landlord insurance claims process from some insurers leaves people who rent defending unfair debts.
10 September 2021 - A bad wrap: Cling wraps to avoid
CHOICE reveals which cling wraps score poorly for ease of use.
10 September 2021 - "We are losing hope": WA victims on watered down compensation scheme
CHOICE has written to Western Australia politicians calling on them to protect forgotten victims of government's financial compensation. scheme.
9 September 2021 - Insurance industry must stop targeting people who rent
ABC investigation further exposes harmful practices from insurers.
7 September 2021 - Indoor plants and refund rights: CHOICE
CHOICE looks at what your rights are when refunding indoor plants and reveals how "you could be killing your plants with love".
27 August 2021 - CHOICE reveals the best and worst laundry detergents
Coles takes out the best AND worst spots in lab test.
Consumer group calls for new laws to improve repair rights and consumer information.
"Devastated" victims lose hope as government waters down royal commission commitments.
CHOICE response to the release of the Queensland government's Options Paper on Funeral Transparency.
10 August 2021 - Sugar shonks targeting toddlers: CHOICE
Australia's five worst sugary toddler snacks.
CHOICE and WEstjustice call for urgent investigation of insurers.
King Island Dairy takes first place, Coles receives a notable mention.
27 July 2021 - Samsung shocker: 214 litres for one wash
"Disgraceful" water waster shows hole in water labelling scheme that needs to be plugged.
16 July 2021 - WARNING: "Mamakiddies Baby portable cot must be recalled"
CHOICE requests recall and warns parents of unsafe strollers and portable cots.
8 July 2021 - 7 ways to fix the travel "cancellation chaos": CHOICE
CHOICE survey finds 53% of cancelled travellers waited 3+ months for resolution.
CHOICE calls on the federal government to pass laws to establish Compensation Scheme of Last Resort (CSLR) and Financial Accountability Regime (FAR).
29 June 2021 - "Absolutely no excuse now": CHOICE to health insurers
CHOICE response to Medibank return of surplus.
Scare campaigns about Lifetime Health Cover loading debunked by data analysis of over 85 thousand scenarios.
Kmart and Bunnings leave Australians cold.
23 June 2021 - Top 5 most popular EOFYS buys: CHOICE
What to look for in the most popular end of financial year sales categories from CHOICE.
17 June 2021 - Parliament tears down new car repair monopoly: CHOICE
New laws mean manufacturers of new cars will have to share repair information with third-party repairers.
CHOICE welcomes recommendations to make consumer rights more useable.
10 June 2021 - "Return what you didn't earn": CHOICE to health insurers
CHOICE response to HBF return of surplus.
10 June 2021 - Home lending in SA at record levels: CHOICE
People need protection from unsafe lending, as Senate vote imminent.
8 June 2021 - Sleep rip-offs to avoid this winter: CHOICE
$4000+ mattress beaten by $500 mattress in lab tests.
3 June 2021 - One of the most illogical appliances CHOICE has tested
Breville FoodCycler makes composting more complex with energy costs, replacement parts and a high-pitched noise.
Quotes attributable to CHOICE senior campaigner Dean Price.
27 May 2021 - The South Australian suburbs in mortgage stress
New data reveals the South Australian postcodes most struggling with mortgage stress, as support for the federal government's policy to axe safe lending laws weakens.
27 May 2021 - The Queensland postcodes in mortgage crisis
New data reveals the Queensland postcodes struggling with mortgage stress as Parliament is expected to debate laws to remove consumer lending protections.
55% of Tasmanian households with a mortgage are on the brink, as crossbench senators announce they won't support the federal government's policy to axe safe lending laws.
Time for government to drop its plan to axe safe lending laws.
CHOICE launches survey asking for experiences of unfair business practices.
CHOICE calls for ASIC to enforce the law to clean up the troubled timeshare industry.
Plus, who wins out of Coles and Woolworths when it comes to online shopping?
4 May 2021 - Hidden dangers lurking in your kitchen: CHOICE
CHOICE warns Australians on kitchen recalls.
30 April 2021 - Australians win fair fire definitions: CHOICE
Over 47,000 Australians have forced change from insurance giants.
29 April 2021 - Which laundry detergent came out on top in CHOICE testing?
Omo and Aldi detergents score first place.
Quotes attributable to CHOICE senior campaigner Dean Price.
26 April 2021 - "It's time to get Dollarmites out of all schools": CHOICE
Qld joins Victoria and ACT in banning predatory school bank marketing.
Over 47,000 Australians have forced change from insurance giants.
Plus, the four dishwashing liquids that performed the same as water.
25 March 2021 - 5 of 8 bassinets fail safety testing: CHOICE
Plus, the results of our high chair testing.
22 March 2021 - CHOICE response to ACCC 'unconscionable conduct' case
Quotes attributable to CHOICE policy advisor Amy Pereira.
22 March 2021 - How to prepare for flood insurance claims: CHOICE
Steps Australians can take to prepare for an insurance claim.
17 March 2021 - CHOICE response to ACCC action on misleading funeral advertising
"Funeral companies are on notice".
Which Queensland postcodes have been most hurt by the banks?
Which South Australian postcodes have been most hurt by the banks?
16 March 2021 - 31,000 credit complaints since Banking Royal Commission: CHOICE
Data reveals postcodes flooded with complaints about loans as government plans to remove lending protections.
15 March 2021 - CHOICE's top five consumer rights tips
Everything you need to know to exercise your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
Consumer groups condemn Senate Inquiry Report, as vote looms on government's disastrous proposal to axe safe lending laws.
12 March 2021 - Repeal of safe lending protections to be debated Monday
CHOICE CEO Alan Kirkland is available for comment.
4 March 2021 - CHOICE testing reveals which hot cross buns are best
Coles hot cross buns receive top scores.
3 March 2021 - CHOICE response to HBF returning COVID profits to members
Quotes attributable to CHOICE health insurance campaigner Dean Price.
Plus, our top trampoline safety tips.
26 February 2021 - CHOICE welcomes passage of financial advice reforms
Consumer advocates welcome the federal government legislating four banking royal commission recommendations.
19 February 2021 - Over 590, 000 Australians have relied on safe lending laws for justice
Consumer groups in Canberra to fight for safe lending laws.
15 February 2021 - The worst fridge CHOICE has ever tested
Smeg fridge receives dismal score of 22%.
11 February 2021 - CHOICE welcomes ACT's vote to ban bank marketing in schools
CHOICE calls on other states and territories to follow the ACT and Victoria's lead and stop banks from marketing to kids in schools.
4 February 2021 - "The job is not yet done": Banking Royal Commission implementation
Consumer groups respond to the two-year anniversary of the Hayne banking royal commission final report's public release.
19 January 2021 - Officeworks wins back-to-school battle: CHOICE
School basics on a budget.
18 January 2021 - 6 new playpens fail safety tests: CHOICE
Products sold by Kogan, Amazon, eBay pose safety risk to children.
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