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Simon Downes

Simon Downes Simon Downes is the editor of Canstar Blue and consumer affairs journalist, covering the energy and telco industries, as well as retail and FMCG. With a decade of newsroom experience under his belt, he’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed decisions, especially when it comes to household bills.




Fixed and Variable energy rates compared

Is it time to fix your electricity rates?

Posted by August 1st 2019

Fixed rate energy plans protect you from rising power prices, but are they really a good deal? Canstar Blue compares fixed & variable rate energy deals.






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The best movies on Netflix Australia

Posted by August 5th 2019

There’s never been a better time to chill out on the couch and put on a great movie. People are ditching traditional free-to-air TV and cinema, instead staying at home both to save a buck …



Perth Energy Prices compared

Perth Electricity Prices Compared

Posted by July 25th 2019

Compare electricity tariffs and prices in the Perth area of Western Australia to find the cheapest deal for your household’s needs.