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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.

Cotton On Kids fined $1m for selling unsafe nightwear

Lucy Battersby Cotton On Kids has been fined $1 million for selling children's nightwear that breached fire safety standards.

Watchdog team has eye on 'window dressing'

Lucy Battersby The market watchdog has warned it will be on the lookout for market manipulation.

Ready to take a risk in courtroom battles

ACCC chairman Rod Sims.

Lucy Battersby Competition tsar Rod Sims is willing to take on the tough lawsuits.

Telcos revolt over mobile spectrum price

Communications minister Stephen Conroy.

Peter Cai and Lucy Battersby Australia's biggest telecom carriers threaten to boycott the government's spectrum auction.

Toyota suppliers accused of price-fixing

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Lucy Battersby A car-parts manufacturer has been accused of running a cartel and faces legal action from the ACCC, following a national crackdown on collusion and price-fixing.

Telstra in the big league with its $100m NRL deal


Peter Cai and Lucy Battersby Deal signals Telstra's strategy of expanding media assets as it loses its old copper network.

Ex-PwC consultant gets two years for insider trading

Lucy Battersby A former tax consultant has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for insider trading, with the sentence to be served under an intensive correction order.

High-frequency traders in the clear


Lucy Battersby and Gareth Hutchens High-frequency traders had nothing to do with a trading price spike, according to ASIC.

Card fraud peaks but risks remain


Lucy Battersby Fraud involving Australian credit cards, debit cards and cheques reached $285 million in June this year, down from a peak of $302 million in December.

ASIC still puzzled by mystery trades


Lucy Battersby The corporate watchdog is still investigating whether market manipulation is behind a trading spike in October, after ruling out a fat-finger trade or faulty algorithm.

Banskia targeted months before collapse

Banksia targeted months before its collapse.

Lucy Battersby BANKSIA Securities may have been trading insolvent for some time before the lender collapsed due to outdated and lazy valuations of its mortgage portfolio.

Google faces legal assault over web search results

Google braces for legal case.

Lucy Battersby Regulators in Europe and the US get closer to launching an anti-trust case against Google.

Banksia investors get first payment

Banksia targeted months before its collapse.

Lucy Battersby Investors owed by the failed Banksia Securities expected to get at least half of their investment.

Banksia holders get first payment

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Picture by Wayne Taylor
26th October 2012
Pictures taken in the Town of Kyabram, after local financial institution, Banksia has collapsed.
The Banksia Kyabram branch.

Lucy Battersby Banksia debenture holders will get a maximum of 65 cents for every dollar they invested with the regional non-bank lender, receivers confirm.

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


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'.

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.