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08/08/2008

Presented by Carolyn Atkinson and John Waite.

Including:

As the cost of raw materials goes up, some manufacturers are shrinking their products rather than putting up prices. Are shoppers being short-changed?

Many people are turning down plastic bags, but how difficult would it be to live without using any plastic packaging at all?

Energy Watch and Post Watch are being merged into a new consumer group.

People are allegedly being denied employment because of trivial criminal offences committed years ago, details of which are being illegally supplied to potential employers by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Release date:

57 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Aug 2008 12:00

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