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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.

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...

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.

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.

Post downgraded as letter flow ebbs

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 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.

Banksia investors to get first payment

Lucy Battersby Banksia investors will get between 10¢ and 15¢ from every dollar they invested in the non-bank lender before Christmas, with more payments expected after more assets are sold.

Company bosses still pessimistic about economy

Director.

Lucy Battersby Australian directors are more pessimistic about business conditions now than they were two years ago, and still believe regulation and personal liability for directors is excessive.

Telstra and Optus go to mediation over 4G row

4G

Lucy Battersby Top marketing executives from Telstra and Optus have been ordered to attend mediation over an advertising dispute about their respective 4G networks in Brisbane.

Court orders telcos to sort out wireless network row

Lucy Battersby Top marketing executives from Telstra and Optus have been ordered to attend mediation sessions over an advertising dispute about their respective 4G networks in Brisbane.

Jobs go as Banksia winds down

Banksia

Lucy Battersby Nearly 50 receive termination notices as receivers start shutting down business to return money to debenture holders.

Hardie directors lose fund appeal

James Hardie Industries NV fiber cement sheeting is stacked in the warehouse of the company's distribution center in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. James Hardie Industries NV, the biggest seller of home siding in the U.S., said third-quarter earnings fell 56 percent amid the worst housing slump since the Great Depression. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg News

Lucy Battersby SEVEN former James Hardie directors have lost an appeal in the NSW Court of Appeal to scrap penalties and disqualifications, ending a marathon legal battle over the board's 2001 decision to release...

James Hardie directors lose final appeal

Lucy Battersby Governance SEVEN former James Hardie directors have lost an appeal to scrap penalties and disqualifications, ending a marathon legal battle over the board's 2001 decision to release misleading information about...

Financial advisor sentenced for $400,000 theft

Insurance policy.

Lucy Battersby A former financial advisor has been sentenced to 41 months after stealing nearly $400,000 in commissions from fake insurance applications.

Mining services in slowdown

Project cancellations and profit downgrades are mounting as the mining services sector confronts its post-boom future.

Lucy Battersby Project cancellations and profit downgrades are mounting as the mining services sector confronts its post-boom future.

Verizon's Asia-Pacific push will set it against Telstra

Verizon go head-to-head with Telstra for the small and mid-sized business customers.

Lucy Battersby America's largest telco is making a strong push for small and mid-sized businesses in Asia.

Standard & Poor's hit with $20m compensation for wonky ratings

Standard and Poor s building in New York, in this August 2, 2011 file photo. The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor s on August 5, in an unprecedented reversal of fortune for the world s largest economy.

Lucy Battersby Standard & Poor's will pay nearly $20 million in compensation and legal costs to more than a dozen Australian councils following a landmark victory against the global ratings agency.

Court rules in favour of Visy in tax case

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Lucy Battersby Visy has won a long-running dispute with the Tax Office to have losses declared legitimate.

Win for Visy in tax dispute

Lucy Battersby Visy has won a long-running dispute against the tax office to have losses incurred more than a decade ago declared as legitimate.