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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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

Telstra reveals Defence deal win, growth strategy

Telstra has won a contract worth about $150 million annually with the Department of Defence.

Lucy Battersby TELSTRA has won a communications contract worth about $150 million a year with the Department of Defence, and outlined a growth strategy for the next year at its annual investor day.

Telstra to trial fixed wireless NBN services

Telstra

Lucy Battersby Telstra will trial fixed wireless NBN services with a view to launching them in mid 2013, executives said at an investor day in Sydney.

Prime Trust founder gifted $60m from deal to sons: court

The founder of Prime Trust, Bill Lewski, gifted $60 million reaped from a controversial deal with Babcock and Brwon to his sons.

Lucy Battersby Bill Lewski gifted $60 million reaped from a deal with Babcock and Brown to his sons, a court has heard.

Gunns may follow Great Southern suit

The law group behind a mammoth class action against Great Southern is considering whether to launch a similar action against Gunns.

Ben Butler and Lucy Battersby The law firm behind a mammoth class action against Great Southern is considering launching a similar action against Gunns.

Watchdog sheds staff as phone moans tail off

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Lucy Battersby Declining complaints and lower investigations income are pushing the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman to sack staff and reduce costs.

Admiral goes in to bat for Huawei

He once fought China-backed Vietcong, now John Lord represents the controversial Chinese telecoms supplier.

Peter Cai and Lucy Battersby He once fought China-backed Vietcong, now John Lord represents the controversial Chinese telecoms supplier.

Banksia investors won't lose the lot

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Lucy Battersby Country investors in the failed Banksia Securities will get a 'meaningful' amount of their $665 million back, receivers say.