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Lucy Battersby

Lucy Battersby is Technology Reporter for Fairfax Media. She worked on communications policy for the federal government before joining Fairfax in 2006.

NBN Co blocks FOI request: reputations at stake

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Ben Butler, Lucy Battersby Government-owned broadband builder NBN Co claims the reputations of its directors could be damaged if it revealed which of them turned up to a September board meeting.

Telecoms

NBN Co blocks FOI request: reputations at stake

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Ben Butler, Lucy Battersby NBN Co claims the reputations of its directors could be damaged if it revealed the minutes of board meeting.

White Pages book use plummets 98 per cent

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Lucy Battersby All but 2 per cent of White Pages phone books delivered went straight to the recycling bin.

Telco

Opt-in scheme for print White Pages makes Sensis

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Lucy Battersby All but 2 per cent of the heavy White Pages phone books that used to be delivered around Melbourne and Sydney went straight to the recycling bin, it has been revealed.

IBM employee sues computer giant for bonus

Fiona White says IBM owes her a $478,000 sales bonus.

Clay Lucas, Lucy Battersby She earned the company $9.1 million, now IBM employee wants her bonus.

Telecoms

Morrow relishes NBN challenge

On hold: Vodafone Australia CEO Bill Morrow is waiting to find out how much the subsidiary will receive from the deal.

Lucy Battersby Outgoing Vodafone chief hopes running NBN Co will be harder than his current job.

Telecoms

Broadband bundles in triple play

Foxtel

Lucy Battersby Foxtel will start selling retail broadband and telephone services for the first time next year.

Media

Cross-media ownership rules no bar to News Corp takeover of Network Ten

Executive Chairman of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch, checks his watch as he gives the annual Lowy Lecture at the Town Hall in Sydney, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The Lowy Institute is a think tank that researches political, strategic and economic issues. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Lucy Battersby Regulator indicates it would not object to a takeover offer for troubled broadcaster.

Media

No objections if News Corp were to take over Ten

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Lucy Battersby The media regulator has indicated it would not object to a takeover offer of troubled free-to-air broadcaster Ten Network by media giant News Corp.

Telcos

Huawei linked to China deal

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Lucy Battersby and Phillip Wen Mark Dreyfus has warned the government not to compromise national security for trade.

Broadband

NBN Co calls in the experts

Lucy Battersby The company behind the national broadband network will begin inviting consultants to help the board's 60-day review, which was promised by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull before the federal...

Broadband

NBN Co calls in experts

Lucy Battersby The company behind the NBN will be inviting consultants to help the board's 60-day review.

Push for action on network

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Lucy Battersby Telecoms industry wants Communications Minister to be quick and decisive as he considers what to do with NBN.

Turnbull urged to end uncertainty over jobs, investment

Lucy Battersby The telecommunications industry has called on Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be quick and decisive as he considers what to do with the national broadband network.

Broadband

Turnbull told to slow NBN shake-up

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Eric Johnston and Lucy Battersby Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office is believed to have advised Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to slow efforts to fast-track the mass resignation of the NBN Co board.

Broadband

NBN board slurs 'disgraceful': Albanese

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Lucy Battersby News that the NBN board has offered to resign is an indication the Coalition has already started ‘‘wrecking’’ the NBN, Anthony Albanese says.

Watchdog ready to pounce on internet speed claims

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Ruth Williams and Lucy Battersby Speed testing equipment may be installed inside households to monitor whether consumers are getting what they pay for when using the national broadband network.

Courts

Judge takes parting shot at 'politicised' industrial relations

Justice Peter Gray.

Lucy Battersby and Jane Lee Australia's industrial relations system has become a political football, according to a retiring Federal Court judge.

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ASIC accused of failing to end bullying

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Lucy Battersby Bullying and mismanagement complaints continue to emerge from financial markets.

Courts

Lying salesman costs power company $1.5 million penalty

Lucy Battersby A door-to-door salesman spruiking AGL's electricity and gas services in Coburg in late 2011 has cost the company nearly $1.5 million in penalties for lying to consumers.