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Esther Han is the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. She was previously the food and wine news writer for Fairfax Media.
Esther Han Already worn out by past Qantas dramas such as the grounding of the fleet in 2011 and squabbles with the government, consumers could not care less about the massive loss.
Esther Han That tropical holiday of soft, white sand and turquoise waters can be realised with the click of a button, thanks to the internet. But do not think it is killing off face-to-face travel agents.
Esther Han New packaging technology designed to improve the shelf life of food is potentially toxic and should be regulated, an environmental group has warned.
Esther Han Scammers using tax-related reclaim schemes have stolen more money from Australians in the first month of the financial year than from January to June combined, figures from the consumer watchdog show.
Esther Han The ACCC has launched legal action against three Bet365 companies in the Federal Court, accusing them of misleading new customers with false advertising.
Esther Han, Saffron Howden Popular Australian online takeaway service Menulog has come under fire for offering food vouchers to customers to remove negative reviews of restaurants from the internet.
Esther Han Two eBay vendors have been penalised for selling non-compliant cots that could have severely injured or killed babies, the consumer watchdog said, as it launched a review of mandatory standards for...
Esther Han An increasing number of Australian households are failing to set aside cash each month, a new report shows, with just under a quarter saying they could not raise $3000 in an emergency.
Esther Han Chris Soteriou speaks of the night he was nearly murdered by his wife and her lover.
Esther Han Shoppers are no more loyal to “Made in Australia” goods than they were a decade ago, but are rapidly feeling comfortable about filling their homes with foreign-made goods, especially from...
Esther Han Statistically, one person will be hit by a piece of space junk and killed in the next 50 years, scientists say. But there is no need to worry, because even that statistic is alarmist.
Jacob Saulwick, Esther Han A friend of Peter Holmes a Court's fiancee has provided new details about the moment a freight train slammed into the back of a tram carrying the couple and wedding guests in Zimbabwe, killing a...
Esther Han There are many surprise lessons to learn in personal finance and, if children's bank account offerings are anything to go by, the banks are making sure customers learn them young.
Esther Han A plate of crispy-skinned barramundi arrives as you enjoy the ocean view at a Sydney restaurant. The vast majority of the dining public would assume the fish was caught in Australia, but the seafood...
Esther Han It was meant to be a fun gap year in the US for 21-year-old Amy Matthews, but her dream turned into a nightmare when she was shot in the face during a New Orleans firefight.
Esther Han The consumer watchdog is suing group-buying website Spreets for misleading and deceiving customers over discount deals, voucher rules, and consumer rights.
Esther Han Shoppers have never been more enthused about eating local foods, flocking to farmers' markets, tending community gardens, and engaging in food swaps.
Esther Han For decades, Australians have ended a big evening out with a flourish of the pen. But on August 1, signatures will be abolished from credit cards, infuriating restaurateurs who say costs will soar...
Esther Han Choice has slapped nutrition ratings on 265 popular children's snacks using the government's health star ratings calculator, which was available on a government website before it was controversially...
Esther Han The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has warned that genuine plastic surgery claims of privately-insured patients could be rejected, as health insurers tighten their payout systems.