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More 'hoverboards' may be recalled because of safety concerns

Deborah Gough 'Hoverboards' sold over the busy Christmas market shopping period may be recalled because of safety concerns, with consumer advocate Choice warning anyone who had made a purchase to follow the issue...

Charging 'hoverboard' catches fire, destroying Strathmore home

The bedroom where it's believed a 'hoverboard' started a fire.

Deborah Gough A 'hoverboard' bought as a Christmas gift has caused a fire that has destroyed a family home in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

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Wannabes in Twitter skirmish

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Deborah Gough Would-be leaders Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd had a twitter skirmish on Saturday in the battle of the broadband policies for their respective parties.

Childish behaviour as parents worsen cyber-bullying

Staying safe: Emily, Jenny and Amelia at Sacred Heart School

Deborah Gough Parents who buy into their children's online disputes can continue the tirade long after their children have made up, warn bullying experts.

Banking on finding your weak spots

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Deborah Gough Banks are using powerful new technology to target customers with financial products at a time when they are most vulnerable, leaving users in greater debt, a new report has warned.

Retailers flout refund law

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Deborah Gough Some of Australia's biggest retailers are breaching consumer laws and misleading customers, according to a damning analysis of their online refunds policies.