Consumer News

AGL launches service that pinpoints appliance energy costs

Posted by May 22nd 2018

Energy giant AGL has launched a new digital service that allows customers to monitor their electricity consumption by appliance category, meaning you can see exactly how much you’re spending on things like cooking, heating, cooling, …

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

Posted by May 22nd 2018

Australians lost an eye-watering $340 million to scammers in 2017, according to the latest figures from the consumer watchdog. It is the first year that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has reported losses of …

Growing apathy over NBN rollout, survey finds

Posted by May 21st 2018

It may have passed a recent report card from the consumer watchdog, but the National Broadband Network (NBN) is being met with growing apathy across Australia, a new survey reveals. Research from Canstar Blue has found …

Woolworths reports big increase in demand for vegan foods

Posted by May 21st 2018

Supermarket giant Woolworths has reported a significant increase in the sale of vegan foods over the last year, resulting in dozens of new products being added to its shelves. And the emerging food category is being …

Costco could spark another fresh milk price war – reports

Posted by May 18th 2018

Australia’s fresh milk price war looks set to reignite, with wholesale retailer Costco reportedly planning to sell bottles for less than the 96 cents per litre that it already does. Costco currently sells three-litre bottles for …

Fresh criticism for Health Star Ratings system

Posted by May 17th 2018

The Health Star Ratings system has come in for fresh criticism after it was discovered that fewer than one in ten supermarket products carry the food packaging labels, but experts still insist they help consumers make healthier choices. There …

Researchers fined potential cure for the common cold

Posted by May 16th 2018

Say goodbye to missing out on your weekends sitting in bed with the sniffles, as researchers have found a potential cure for the common cold. The team at Imperial College London have developed a novel molecule …

McDonald’s introduces an even bigger Big Mac

Posted by May 17th 2018

Maccas is introducing an even bigger Big Mac in Australia to celebrate the 50th year of the iconic burger. Called the ‘Grand Big Mac’, the new dish is essentially a bigger Big Mac that we all …