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April 11, 2018 — Alice Richard

Fighting for consumers behind the scenes.

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How long should your household appliances last?

April 5, 2018 — Ashley Iredale

We look at the lifespan of washers, fridges, TVs, phones and more, and when you should repair vs replace.

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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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Are packaged groceries cheaper?

March 26, 2018 — Rachel Clemons

Compare the price before you check out.

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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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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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Woolworths in Federal Court over eco picnic plates

March 2, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The ACCC has launched legal action over the supermarket's 'biodegradable' bowls, plates and cutlery.

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ZipPay: What is it and can you trust it?

March 1, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The adage goes: if it sounds too good to be true...

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Energy bill comparison sites

Feb. 27, 2018 — Andy Kollmorgen

Do websites like iSelect, Compare the Market and Canstar really help you find a better deal on power?

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The markets the ACCC will be watching closely

Feb. 20, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The chair of the competition watchdog has shared its 2018 enforcement priorities.

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Aldi Special Buys called out as illegal bait advertising

Feb. 16, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

It's not uncommon for avid Aldi fans to go home disappointed on Saturday mornings.

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Cars, whitegoods and electronics drive 39% surge in complaints to the ACCC

Jan. 9, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Repair and refund complaints rose to 29,000 last year.

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