Consumer News

Could Netflix receive an Aussie content quota?

Posted by March 8th 2018

The boss of Netflix has hit back at suggestions that the streaming service should be subject to local content quotas. Speaking at an international media briefing in California, CEO Reed Hastings said Netflix should not be …

Solar installations go through the roof

Posted by June 22nd 2019

2018 is set to be a bright year for the solar industry with over 9,500 panels being installed per day, Clean Energy Regulator reports.

Vodafone expands coverage with 128 new mobile sites

Posted by March 7th 2018

Vodafone has expanded its mobile coverage by adding 128 new mobile sites across the country. Australia’s third network carrier activated the sites between December and January in various metro and regional areas across all states and …

Harvey Norman tops NSW complaints register

Posted by March 7th 2018

Electronics retailer Harvey Norman has topped NSW Fair Trading’s list of the most complained about companies in the state for January, as the number of overall complaints increased sharply. Data from the first Complaints Register of …

Activ8me fined over misleading ACCC endorsement claims

Posted by March 5th 2018

Internet service provider Activ8me has been fined more than $12,000 by the consumer watchdog for alleged false and misleading representations about an endorsement from the watchdog itself. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleged that between …

Powershop cuts electricity prices ‘thanks to renewables’

Powershop cuts electricity prices ‘thanks to renewables’

Posted by June 25th 2019

Powershop customers in Victoria can expect a modest reduction in electricity prices this year, thanks to the retailer’s recent purchase of three hydro power stations, it says. Ed McManus, CEO of Powershop and parent company Meridian …

AGL launches prepaid electricity plan

AGL launches prepaid electricity plan

Posted by June 21st 2019

AGL has revealed a new ‘prepaid’ electricity plan, with customers rewarded with lower bills based on how much energy they purchase in advance. The retailer says its new variable rate plan will give households more control …