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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.





The best time to buy a big screen TV

Posted by February 14th 2018

We speak to Channel 7 about the big TV bargains currently available – and which brands people are most happy with



Have you put on weight using diet shakes?

Posted by April 22nd 2016

While they obviously work for many, weight loss shakes don’t have the desired effect for others – and our findings recently featured on A Current Affair


Do you feel bad for killing bugs?

Posted by May 23rd 2018

The majority of our survey respondents are convinced insecticides work well – but many of us feel guilty for using them