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Lucy Battersby

Lucy Battersby is Trends Reporter for The Age. Prior to this, she worked as a technology reporter. She worked on communications policy for the federal government before joining Fairfax in 2006.

Visa facing ACCC action over currency conversion

Lucy Battersby Visa will ''vigorously defend itself'' against legal action by Australia's competition watchdog.

Visa sued by ACCC over alleged misuse of power

Visa

Lucy Battersby Australia’s competition watchdog is taking Visa, the world’s largest electronic payment network, to court for misuse of market power.

Telstra strikes a deal on payphones

Telstra payphone.

Lucy Battersby Telstra payphones on city footpaths and country towns is secure for the next 20 years.

Virgin takeover of Skywest gets all clear

Skywest

Lucy Battersby Virgin’s takeover buy regional airline Skywest gets approval from the competition regulator, giving it a chance to cash in on Western Australia’s mining boom.

Regulator slams Macquarie unit

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GENERIC MACQUARIE BANK . POOR PROFIT RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT.

Lucy Battersby Australia's biggest stockbroking firm forced to have investigator oversee its operations.

Macquarie Equities to tidy up compliance

Macquarie.

Lucy Battersby Macquarie Equities agrees to a strict compliance program and will pay for an independent expert to trawl through client records and books.

Downpours likely to lift some farms' production

Waiting for the waters to rise

Lucy Battersby Despite initial fears of devastation, flood waters may help Queensland's largest agricultural industries - ranging from cotton to beef - over the long term by breaking a six-month dry spell.

Wettenhalls calls administrators

Keep on trucking.

Lucy Battersby The Wettenhalls Group of trucking and logistics companies go under voluntary administration.

Appeal may delay Lehman payouts

Lucy Battersby Liquidators of Lehman Brothers file application to appeal part of a landmark liability case.

Miner faces legal action over redundancy payouts

Rio truck - stop.

Lucy Battersby The CFMEU has accused Rio Tinto of discriminating against union members.

From Quo to woe for reckless radio station

Status Quo in Coles supermarket ad

Lucy Battersby One of the most annoying jingles to hit Australian televisions in recent years – Status Quo's Down Down – has caused an Adelaide radio station to breach new commercial radio codes of...

Union takes Rio to court for discrimination

coal

Lucy Battersby Rio Tinto is facing a legal challenge over claims it discriminated between union and non-union miners by giving workers on individual contracts up to $120,000 more in redundancy payments.

Slater & Gordon considers class action against Hastie

Slater and Gordon.

Lucy Battersby Hastie Group's former directors, auditor and corporate advisers could face legal action.

Law firm considers Hastie class action

SIGN.

Lucy Battersby Hastie Group’s former directors, auditor and corporate advisors could face additional legal action from shareholders on top of the action already flagged by administrators, after law firm Slater and...

Hastie directors 'may have breached duties'

Former Hastie workers.

Glenda Kwek and Lucy Battersby Creditors report shows Hastie Group failed due to poor management of its international operations.

Abandoned companies to be put into liquidation

ASIC

Lucy Battersby Companies abandoned by directors will automatically be placed into liquidation by the corporate watchdog when a new panel of liquidators is assembled early next year.

Still fortified, Buller family seeks buyer as winery trading continues

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 WINE GENERIC, CELLAR, YERING STATION, YARRA VALLEY, GRAPE, VINEYARD, ALCOHOL, RED, WHITE, DRINK, IMPORT, EXPORT, AUCTION, HOLD FOR FILES...
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Lucy Battersby The family behind well-known Rutherglen winery Buller Wines is looking for investors or buyers for their vineyard, after it was placed into voluntary administration earlier this month.

Competition concerns over Telstra takeover deal

Technology

Lucy Battersby Telstra announced plans to buy Adam Internet for about $55 million in late October.

Telstra ready to go the Jetstar model

Telstra

Lucy Battersby Telstra will learn on Thursday whether it is allowed to proceed with plans to turn a small Adelaide-based internet provider into its own Jetstar-like national broadband provider.

Moody's proposes more nuanced method for sovereign debt ratings

Moody's

Lucy Battersby Moody's is changing the way it calculates sovereign debt ratings in response to the GFC.