Consumer affairs | Consumer Affairs News | The Canberra Times

Business

Consumer affairs

Advertisement
In department stores, nobody can hear you scream
Opinion
Retail

In department stores, nobody can hear you scream

Department store alone is a particular kind of alone.

  • by Simon Castles

Latest

Petrol prices hit 10-year high putting squeeze on families
Petrol prices

Petrol prices hit 10-year high putting squeeze on families

Petrol prices have risen to a decade high, as fuel costs become the largest weekly purchase for families.

  • by Cole Latimer
Jaguar boss says Australia missing out on becoming electric car leader
Cars

Jaguar boss says Australia missing out on becoming electric car leader

The luxury car marker says Australia could be the world leader in electric vehicle technology, but a lack of government incentives is holding back the sector.

  • by Cole Latimer
Consumers will start to feel the squeeze at the grocery checkout: report
Retail

Consumers will start to feel the squeeze at the grocery checkout: report

Coles and Woolworths are pulling back on their discounting of fresh food.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
'Airborne cars': Vehicle ads face review following complaints about dangerous driving
Road safety

'Airborne cars': Vehicle ads face review following complaints about dangerous driving

The automotive industry will review its advertising code after complaints that some car ads promote dangerous driving.

  • by Julie Power
Queensland police scale back strawberry probe to one full-time detective
Exclusive
Food safety

Queensland police scale back strawberry probe to one full-time detective

The fruit-tampering that alarmed consumers and galvanised politicians into action last month is no closer to being solved, as the QPS directs resources elsewhere.

  • by Mark Solomons
Advertisement
The average Aussie home has 17 connected devices, here's why that's growing
Energy

The average Aussie home has 17 connected devices, here's why that's growing

Home automation is going beyond science fiction to become a technological reality, but what is driving this rapid push to make Australian homes smarter?

  • by Cole Latimer
‘You’ve got to be more careful’: Android Enjoyed ordered not to mislead customers
Exclusive
Consumer rights

‘You’ve got to be more careful’: Android Enjoyed ordered not to mislead customers

One former customer has welcomed the court action against the company which she thought was Australian but in fact operated out of Hong Kong.

  • by Rachel Clun
Our top-rated restaurants shine, but there's no pleasing some people
Opinion

Our top-rated restaurants shine, but there's no pleasing some people

Joe Public doesn’t mind sticking the fork into inflated expectations now and again.

  • by Matt Holden
Delaying benefit payments is saving the government millions
Opinion
Centrelink

Delaying benefit payments is saving the government millions

According to community groups, delays are increasingly common for all sorts of Centrelink payments, including the age pension.

  • by Elizabeth Minter
Genius Banksy stunt may wind up making painting more valuable
Opinion

Genius Banksy stunt may wind up making painting more valuable

Banksy is a provocateur of genius. But his gestures and gags have a sort of built-in futility, analogous, perhaps, to his painting with the built-in shredder.

  • by Sebastian Smee