Consumer News

NBN Co facing fines for missed set-up appointments

Posted by February 28th 2018

The company behind the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been warned that it faces financial penalties for missing set-up appointments. NBN Co has been told by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that …

Smart TVs vulnerable to hacking, report claims

Smart TVs vulnerable to hacking, report claims

Posted by February 26th 2018

Some Samsung and Roku-backed smart TVs are vulnerable to hacking and exploitations, Consumer Reports claims. Other brands could also be affected.

Motorists urged to fight back against rising petrol prices

Posted by March 23rd 2018

Aussie motorists are being urged to shop around to avoid paying too much for petrol, with the consumer watchdog reporting a sharp increase in prices. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) claims that average petrol …

Consumers urged to stop using kettle over scalding fears

Posted by February 23rd 2018

American appliance brand KitchenAid has announced a recall of one of its products, citing potential burn risks to consumers. The brand’s 1.7L stainless steel electric kettle, which retailed at over $200AUD, has been recalled over concerns …

Consumers more dependent on Wi-Fi than smartphones

Posted by February 23rd 2018

Wi-Fi routers are the number one device users cannot live without for more than a day, according to a US study. Managed services provider iQor found that 64 per cent of the surveyed US adults said …

The phone company offering free screen repairs

Posted by February 23rd 2018

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer OPPO is offering free screen repairs on its R11 and R11s Plus flagship models. OPPO is offering the service for the first six months of device ownership. And it’s not the first …

Sugary drinks could increase cancer risk regardless of your weight

Posted by February 23rd 2018

The more sugary soft drinks you consume, the greater your chances of developing a number of cancers, regardless of your body size. That’s the stark finding from a new research study undertaken by Cancer Council Victoria …

Catch Group to offer prepaid mobile phone plans

Posted by February 22nd 2018

The company behind daily deals website has launched a range of competitive prepaid mobile phone plans on the Optus network. The Catch Group, which also owns online grocery shopping website Grocery Run and children’s clothing …

cut swimming pool energy costs

New trial aims to cut swimming pool energy costs

Posted by June 25th 2019

Australian households with swimming pools are being given a chance to drastically lower their energy bills as part of a new trial with the Sydney energy retailer ‘Pooled Energy’. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has …