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CHOICE launches Complane

CHOICE has introduced their new consumer assistance tool: Complane. Complane has been developed to minimize the number of difficulties that travelers have making complaints with airlines when their flights are delayed or canceled. CHOICE recently conducted a study into passenger travel, revealing that over the past year, over 23 per cent of travelers faced either [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|Airports, Articles, Campaigns, CHOICE, Everyday Consumer, Regulator news, Transport, Travel|Comments Off on CHOICE launches Complane

Consumers call for political parties to help ease the squeeze on living standards

The Queensland Consumers Association (QCA) and other consumer groups1 want all parties contesting the forthcoming federal election to do much more to help consumers experiencing cost of living pressures. QCA spokesperson, Ian Jarratt, says being able to easily and quickly get better value at the supermarket would help consumers to “ease the squeeze” on living [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Everyday Consumer, Everyday Consumer, Housing, Publications, Regulator news and government inquiries, Unit Pricing|Comments Off on Consumers call for political parties to help ease the squeeze on living standards

Comparing prices to get easier with new standard in development

In a price-conscious world, being able to compare prices quickly and effectively is a growing consumer demand. A new standard in development on unit pricing will help. Consumers are increasingly using price as a factor when making purchase decisions1. But with an explosion in product choices – a survey of an Australian supermarket, for example, showed it [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Articles, Everyday Consumer, Unit Pricing|Comments Off on Comparing prices to get easier with new standard in development

The price choice: Consumers want comparative pricing, The ISO Project Committee aims to deliver just that

                    Ian Jarratt, an Executive member from the Consumers Federation of Australia, is the leading voice on the ISO Project Committee, who are creating a standard on Unit Pricing. Today, he sits with us to explain the importance of comparing prices for consumers.  The unit price [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|News, Unit Pricing|Comments Off on The price choice: Consumers want comparative pricing, The ISO Project Committee aims to deliver just that

Consumers benefit from revised Home Thermal Insulation standard

Insulation acts as a barrier to heat loss and heat gain, particularly in roofs and ceilings, walls and floors. In many homes insulation is the most practical and cost effective way to make a house more energy efficient, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter and saving up to 40 per cent in heating and cooling bills as outlined by the Dept. of Industry and Science Your energy savings.

By | March 15th, 2016|Everyday Consumer, Standards|1 Comment