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Shoppers duped on free-range eggs: Choice

The term 'free range' needs a national definition to stop egg producers duping shoppers at supermarkets, consumer and animal welfare groups say. The call comes as the consumer watchdog clamps down on the sector. It launched court action last week against Darling Downs Fresh Eggs in Queensland and NSW companies Derodi and Holland F...

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E-cigarettes come under govt spotlight

The merits and perils of e-cigarettes will come under scrutiny in a federal government discussion paper. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that produce vapour infused with potentially addictive nicotine, but without the chemicals and tar of tobacco cigarettes. Advocates say they are a less-dangerous alternative for...

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Billson directs ACCC to step up efforts on fuel price monitoring

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been given greater powers to monitor and investigate the fuel industry. Small business minister Bruce Billson has directed the agency to step up its monitoring efforts in response to community concerns around fuel pricing and competition. Under Billson's directive, the ...

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Caltex says Boyne Island BP fuel price 'not typical'

Gladstone drivers are getting behind a call to buy fuel at Boyne Island this weekend to send a message to Gladstone service stations that over-charge for fuel. In a poll on The Observer's story on Wednesday about the boycott, 81% of people said they would support the move. Another 12% said they already had a full tank, but would s...

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Paying too much for fuel at the pump

Filling up in Lismore was on average six cents a litre cheaper in 2014 than it was in Ballina - and the NRMA says motorists are still paying too much. However, as prices decreased in the last six months, the gap between Lismore and Ballina dropped to less than three cents a litre. Unleaded's average monthly price thro...

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