Simon Downes

Simon Downes Simon Downes is Canstar Blue's Editor-in-Chief and consumer affairs journalist, specialising in the energy and telco industries, while also covering all things 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. Simon was one of the first journalists to raise awareness of the unscrupulous tactics of some energy retailers which eventually resulted in major industry reforms and the introduction of new default pricing, and continues to highlight the potential pitfalls consumers face in a still confusing market.

Which tablet computer to buy?

Posted by February 14th 2018

Which tablet are Aussies convinced offers the biggest bang for their buck? You may be surprised.

The Christmas gifts you don’t want

Posted by May 22nd 2018

If you haven’t been a good boy or girl this year, here are some of the things you might be opening on Christmas morning.

Toilet Terror

Our bathroom bugbears revealed

Posted by May 23rd 2018

Fed up with people urinating on the toilet seat? You’re not alone. Australians tell us what annoys them about bathroom cleaning.