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Displaying items by tag: Choice Australia

Consumer advocate CHOICE is warning Australians they only have three weeks to avoid, what it claims is a “rip off” by their private health insurance, with consumers responding to a new survey identifying private health insurance as their most pressing cost concern (80%), beating fuel (78%) and electricity (74%).

Published in Health

Internet service provider Internode attributes long-term investment in its brand and services as part of the reason for the company achieving the highest overall customer satisfaction scores in the Internet satisfaction survey conducted by consumer advocacy group CHOICE.

Published in Strategy

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE has warned consumers against using cardless cash when purchasing products through Gumtree.

Published in Security

With Christmas coming and gift-giving on everyone’s mind, consumer advocacy group Choice has warned consumers to check their homes for unsafe products after a year in which product recalls increased by 12%.

Published in Strategy

Consumer activist group CHOICE has come out in support of the competition watchdog, the ACCC, and its investigation into the review policies of sharing economy platforms, as part of an international initiative targeting online reviews and endorsements.

Published in Market

Consumer group Choice, The Parenthood and Kidsafe Queensland want stricter stricter safety standards for products containing button batteries following the death of two young children and the hospitalisation of others from button battery-related injuries.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 08 October 2015 16:15

VW vehicle recall not good enough, says CHOICE

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE says that consumers affected by Volkswagen’s emissions scandal should be made aware of their rights under Australian law to a refund or replacement vehicle.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 11 September 2015 12:53

Taxi industry Uber ‘fear campaign’ riles CHOICE

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE is up in arms about what it says is a “fear mongering” campaign by the NSW Taxi Council claiming that ride-sharing services, like Uber, are “no safer than hitch-hiking”.

Published in Strategy

The cost of mobile phone and Internet charges are a big concern for many Australians, with charges for the services putting increased pressure on household budgets.

Published in Home Tech

Online buyers of goods from overseas could be hit with price hikes of 250% if the federal government reduces the low-value threshold of the goods, according to consumer advocacy group Choice.

Published in Strategy

Pay TV operator Foxtel has hit back at claims it's anti-competitive and encouraging piracy, describing comparisons with Netflix as "nonsensical."

Published in Technology Regulation

Apple, Adobe, and Microsoft are all facing heavy scrutiny from an Australian Parliamentary committee over price discrimination against Australian consumers, with some products twice as expensive down under.

Published in Technology Regulation

SMS Management & Technology (ASX: SMX) has won a multi-million dollar contract with consumer watchdog, Choice Australia, for its soon to be launched GROCERYchoice online shopping service.
 

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