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One in four households struggling to get by

Nov. 17, 2016 — Daniel Graham

Our latest consumer survey reveals small gains, but many are still struggling with cost of living.

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Electricity costs still Aussie householders' biggest concern

Sept. 2, 2016 — Kate Browne

CHOICE Consumer Pulse measures Australian attitudes to the cost of living.

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Making the most of the end of the financial year

June 27, 2016 — Andy Kollmorgen

It's true you can save some money, but don't fall for the hype.

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2016 Federal Budget: surprises and oddities

May 3, 2016 — Erin Turner

It's not all super tax and school funding.

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2016 Budget: winners and losers

May 3, 2016 — Daniel Graham

Election year budget delivers modest tax cuts for "middle earners", but no shocks.

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Dental health funding a kick in the teeth

April 29, 2016 — Daniel Graham

The federal government's new dental health program boasts $2.1 billion dollars, but where is that money coming from?

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Budget 2016: what to expect

April 29, 2016 — Daniel Graham

With barely a weekend between now and Budget Night, it's time to take a look at what's on the table.

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Superannuation tax concessions

April 28, 2016 — Daniel Graham

How well do super tax breaks work for you?

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Whatever happened to all those Abbott policies?

April 20, 2016 — Daniel Graham

A few weeks out from the 2016 Budget, take a look back at the policies the Government still hasn't made law.

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$3.6 billion in budget savings lapse on a technicality

April 18, 2016 — Daniel Graham

The new parliamentary session has caused old bills to be cleared from the docket.

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How politicians can work for consumers

April 14, 2016 — Erin Turner

CHOICE has called on political parties to fix five problems for consumers.

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Debt blowout lays groundwork for HECS reform

April 8, 2016 — Daniel Graham

A new report gives the federal government the ammo needed to cut spending.

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Calls to increase pensioner concessions and discounts

March 21, 2016 — Natasha Patch

As the cost of living rises, pensioner concessions and rebates are not keeping up.

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Renting vs buying your appliances

Oct. 29, 2015 — Matthew Steen

The short-term gain you make in renting an appliance could see you suffer long-term pain when it comes to your hip pocket.

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Consumer Pulse reveals Aussies' economic gloom

Oct. 22, 2015 — Kate Browne

22 October 2015 |The latest Consumer Pulse survey shows issues of trust and economic concerns.

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