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2022 media releases

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.

3 November 2022

Qantas continues to disappoint, a loan product preys on pet owners and a florist fails to deliver: CHOICE Shonkys

Plus, a self-cooking pot that doesn't actually cook and "veggie boosted" nuggets with barely any vegetables to be found. 

5 October 2022

CHOICE reveals how much you can save by downgrading your health insurance

Tips on saving money while ensuring you still have the right cover for your needs.

27 September 2022

Rein facial recognition: CHOICE endorses groundbreaking facial recognition law proposal

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.

24 August 2022

Almost two in three Australians concerned about cost of home insurance: CHOICE

Frequent extreme weather events continue to increase insurance prices.

11 August 2022

New consumer data finds 90% percent of Australians have seen household bills and expenses increase over the past year

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.

25 July 2022

Reports Kmart and Bunnings will back down on use of facial recognition, following CHOICE investigation and consumer backlash

CHOICE response to Kmart and Bunnings pausing use of facial recognition technology. 

25 July 2022

Don't want your faceprint captured? CHOICE reveals where you can shop

Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and other major retailers confirm they don't use facial recognition technology in stores.

14 July 2022 

"Devastating cultural and financial impact": First Nations communities in crisis after Youpla collapse

New data reveals the local communities hit hardest by predatory insurer as calls grow for urgent Federal Government action.

12 July 2022 

CHOICE welcomes OAIC investigation into use of controversial facial recognition technology

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.

29 June 2022

"An important first step": CHOICE welcomes The Good Guys decision on facial recognition technology

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. 

17 June 2022

Five most popular products in the end of financial year sales revealed: CHOICE

Expert money saving tips on the most researched EOFY sales products from CHOICE.

15 June 2022

CHOICE reveals Kmart, Bunnings and The Good Guys are using facial recognition technology on unsuspecting customers

More than three in four Australians unaware businesses are capturing their faceprint

31 May 2022

"Volatile, complex and high-risk": CHOICE calls for stronger crypto consumer protections

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. 

17 May 2022

"The timeshare industry is now on notice": CHOICE on Federal Court timeshare decision

Quotes attributable to CHOICE CEO Alan Kirkland.

10 May 2022

New consumer data reveals 83% of Australians are concerned about the cost of food and groceries

CHOICE experts share their smart strategies to reduce cost of living pressures. 

27 April 2022 

Youpla collapse to fuel 'trauma and intergenerational debt' for Indigenous families across Australia

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.

6 April 2022 

Car dealers using buy now pay later schemes to avoid safe lending laws

Consumer groups continue to call for stronger regulation of buy now, pay later industry. 

22 March 2022

Why is Airbnb banning people? CHOICE calls out accommodation service for lack of transparency

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.

17 March 2022

Global alliance calls for regulation of harmful buy now, pay later industry

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. 

8 March 2022

Punish companies when they fail to give a repair, replacement or refund: Consumer groups

Fining businesses that don't comply with the law will make it easier for consumers to fix faulty goods and services.

7 March 2022

More than 1 in 5 flight credit holders have been unable to use vouchers

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).

14 February 2022

A not so happy Valentine's Day: Over 7000 Australians call on Tinder to dump discriminatory pricing

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.

28 January 2022

Average Australian must consent to 467,000 words worth of privacy policies: CHOICE

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.

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