Consumer Power: 50 Years of Choice Explores the Role of Choice Displays at the Powerhouse Museum

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SYDNEY.- A new display opens at the Powerhouse Museum and explores the consumer power harnessed over 50 years through the Australian Consumers’ Association and its public face, Choice. Consumer power: 50 years of Choice explores the role of Choice in empowering consumers to get the most out of their purchasing decisions and to demand better products and standards of service. From humble beginnings in 1960 when Ruby Hutchison and Roland Thorp set up the Australian Consumers’ Association and began publishing Choice magazine, the membership-funded consumer organisation now has over 200 000 members and is the leading consumer advocacy group in Australia. Consumer power: 50 years of Choice looks at the impact the organisation has made in exposing shonky products, its role in consumer advocacy and campaigning, and peeks inside the Choice testing labs. Choice is a major contributor