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CFA member CHOICE says the Federal Government has failed to put the best interests of Australian consumers first on nutrition labelling, in its position released ahead of the 9 December meeting of food and health ministers. Almost a year since the report of the independent Food Labelling Review, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Catherine King, today…

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A review suggests banks that subscribe to the Code of Banking Practice have strong policies and good procedures in relation to basic bank products, nevertheless some eligible customers are not taking up the products.

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The SensaSlim “dieter’s dream” oral spray has been ordered off the market. Effective from December 1, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) order prohibits “the importing into, exporting from, Australia and the manufacturing or supply of the product in Australia, or the advertising of the product.”

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The Code Compliance Monitoring Committee has released its 2010-2011 Annual Report. Highlights noted in the Annual Report include an increase in self reported breaches but a decrease in serious breaches and reviews of bank compliance with IDR obligations.

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A new national campaign will help consumers put an end to unwelcome, dishonest and intimidating door-to-door salespeople. The centrepiece of the campaign is the free Do Not Knock sticker which, when displayed in a prominent location, sends a clear message to salespeople – they are not welcome at this residence. Get yours at donotknock.org.au

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The Hon Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, issued a public warning notice on particular types of unsafe child car restraints sold through an online retailer. These car restraints are marketed under various names including ‘Baby Car Seat Pouch’, ‘Portable belt baby car safety seat for 1-5 years old’ and ‘Portable baby car safety…

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