The Balance · Consumer news from Choice

Flight Centre penalised $12.5 million for price fixing

April 5, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The company denied passengers lower fares in a bid to maintain its profit margins.

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Recalled: 80,000 pool fence latches

April 3, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Sold nationwide at Bunnings Warehouse

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April 2, 2018

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'Hidden payments' behind life insurance rip-offs

March 29, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Industry rife with misconduct, report finds.

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ACCC reveals results of NBN testing

March 29, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

And they're 'better than expected'.

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Is your Indigenous souvenir the real deal?

March 28, 2018 — Rachael Hocking

When it comes to the Aboriginal souvenir trade, copies, imports and confusion abound. But there are ways to tell if an item is authentic.

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Shockers from the banking royal commission

March 28, 2018 — Andy Kollmorgen

The lengths banks will go to in the pursuit of loot.

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Telstra says it misled 100,000 customers

March 26, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Shuts down debit billing system in response.

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Natural swimming pools

March 26, 2018 — Alice Richard

A guide to natural, chlorine-free swimming.

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Are packaged groceries cheaper?

March 26, 2018 — Rachel Clemons

Compare the price before you check out.

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Compare myOwn health insurance

March 23, 2018

Launched in 2017, myOwn offers health and life insurance bundled with membership to a rewards program called AIA Vitality.

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Nine supermarket brands failed for health policies

March 23, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Major food and drink manufacturers need to do more to promote healthy eating, Deakin University finds.

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Indigenous art wholesaler selling knock-offs: ACCC

March 22, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Federal Court action launched by competition watchdog.

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Sard Colour Catcher dye remover review

March 22, 2018 — Grace Smith

These little white rectangles claim to prevent colours from running in the wash. But do they work?

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Australians shopping online face $5 parcel tax

March 22, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Will be in addition to upcoming GST tax on goods below $1000.

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