CHOICE cracking down on free range

CHOICE is pushing forward the need for a national standard to prevent egg producers from misleading customers, who “pay a premium for free-range” eggs.

Travel News

Jetstar travel tricks trouble

Here are the latest updates from the air and on the ground this week.


RBA probed over interest rates

While credit card cash rates are low, interest rates remain high, raising questions on whether Australia's big four banks are “gouging” consumers.

Food Safety

Do you know how safe your food is?

The recall of frozen berries linked to an outbreak of Hepatitis A may have many of us asking where our food comes from and how safe it is.

Federal Budget

Economy faces gloomy outlook

According to the latest Consumer Pulse Report released by Choice this week, consumer confidence is at a three-year low, with one third of Australians rating the economy as ‘poor’.


Big bank wins a Shonky

One of the big four banks has the dubious honour of being announced the winner of a CHOICE Shonky award, but which one?

Technology News

Foxtel and the pricey Presto ploy

After recently halving the price of its online entertainment service, Presto, to just $9.99 per month, Foxtel is being accused of price-gouging customers from the start of this service.

Health news

Pain pills hurt hip pockets

Drug companies are rebranding the same pain pills in multiple different packages, and Australians are paying up to five times more for the same products.


Credit card reforms not working

Over the past year Australians have paid $800 million in credit card surcharges

Legal & General

Faulty warranty information

85 per cent of major electronics retailers give faulty warranty information.


CHOICE Shonky Awards announced

CHOICE’s annual awards name and shame the shonkiest products and companies taking advantage of Australian consumers. Find out which companies made the shonky list.

Credit Cards

Credit card fees still too high

Although the RBA brought in new laws to stop excessive charges by retailers, it seems we’re still being slugged high fees when paying by credit card.

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