Lucy Battersby

Lucy Battersby

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

ATO has a win over capital gain

Lucy Battersby Tax Office wins against James Packer's former company, Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd.

Packer legacy gives News Ltd $4.2m tax bill

ATO

Lucy Battersby The Tax Office has secured a victory against James Packer's former company Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd – which later became Consolidated Media Holdings – that will see its new...

Dimmeys may face ban over 'hazardous' items

Dimmeys Swan st.

Lucy Battersby Consumer authorities allege Dimmeys' poor track record of selling unsafe goods should bar it from selling dozens of types of household items, including hot water bottles, bunk beds, cosmetics,...

Run fear sparked freeze on funds

Gareth Hutchens Lucy Battersby Takeover FEARS of a run on Southern Finance prompted its trustees to get a court order freezing investors' money until the group was sold to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, it has emerged.

Watchdog warns auditors their report card shows standards slipping

Greg Medcraft.

Gareth Hutchens and Lucy Battersby The corporate regulator has taken aim at the auditing community, warning it is 'on notice'.

Nufarm avoids costly trial with $46.6m settlement

tractor

Lucy Battersby Nufarm will avoid a lengthy trial next year after settling a shareholder class action for $46.6 million.

Warrant issued

Victims of Trio Capital collapse

Lucy Battersby Former investment manager Tony Maher, also known as Paul Gresham, will be arrested if he tries to leave Australia, after liquidators of Trio Capital secured a court order.

Nufarm settles class action for $46.6 million

Donald McGauchie

Lucy Battersby Nufarm will avoid a lengthy trial next year after settling a shareholder class action for $46.6 million.

Slow progress on female bosses

Katie Page

Lucy Battersby Australian companies are still failing to promote women into senior management positions, prompting calls for quotas and executive bonuses tied to increasing the number of females in top jobs.

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Packer, Murdoch still pursued for One.Tel millions

One.Tel

Lucy Battersby James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch and their associated companies are still being pursued by One.Tel's liquidators for nearly $400 million for their involvement in the collapsed telco.

ASIC needs more funding, says IMF

IMF says ASIC needs more funding to properly supervise financial advisers and markets.

Lucy Battersby The corporate watchdog needs more funding to catch criminals and prevent meltdowns, says IMF.

David Jones chairman Savage calls it quits

Bob Savage

Lucy Battersby David Jones chair Robert Savage will retire from the board at the end of this year and will be succeeded by Peter Mason.

Harvey Norman in ACCC sights

Lucy Battersby Eleven Harvey Norman franchisees face fines of up to $1.1m for misleading customers.

Harvey Norman franchisees face heavy fines

Harvey Norman store in Sydney.

Lucy Battersby Eleven Harvey Norman franchisees face fines of up to $1.1 million for giving misleading information to customers who were sold faulty products about their right to claim a refund or replacement.

PwC auditor sidelined until 2015 for $2.1b Centro debt bungle

Stephen Cougle

Lucy Battersby PWC partner Stephen Cougle has agreed to a temporary ban on auditing work.

Centro auditor agrees to suspension

Lucy Battersby Stephen Cougle, the man who audited Centro's books in 2006-07, misclassifying $2.1b worth of debt, and is now partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers has promised the corporate watchdog he will not do any...

ANZ chief laughing all the way to bank over pay

Mike Smith has emerged as Australia's highest-paid banker with a package worth almost $10 million last year.

Lucy Battersby Mike Smith emerges as Australia's highest-paid banker with a package worth nearly $10 million last year.

Downgrade in the mail for Post

The latest numbers released by Australian Post confirm the letter is a dying art.

Lucy Battersby Australia Post's credit rating has been downgraded and is unlikely to increase again.

Post downgraded as letter flow ebbs

Lucy Battersby Australia Post’s credit rating has been downgraded and is unlikely to increase again as fewer letters are posted every year and it has more competitors for parcel and express deliveries.

BrisConn doomed from the start: Bolton

Nicholas Bolton CEO of the Australian Style Group

Lucy Battersby The Gen-Y investor who was accused of ‘’greenmailing’’ BrisConnections claims the companies building the tunnel ignored realistic traffic forecasts.