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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.

Energy

AGL fined $1.5m for door-knocking lies

Lucy Battersby A door-to-door salesman spruiking AGL's electricity and gas services in Melbourne in late 2011 has cost the energy giant $1.5 million in penalties for lying to consumers.

Courts

ABC Learning exec faces deception charges

Lucy Battersby A senior ABC Learning executive appeared in a magistrates court in Brisbane today charged with three counts of "authorising false of misleading information".

Jobs

Jobless rate falls in April

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Lucy Battersby and Glenda Kwek The unemployment rate fell in April with the economy adding more than 50,000 jobs but concerns about the accuracy of the data have been raised.

Billabong shares suspended as talks drag on

Billabong towel.

Lucy Battersby Billabong has requested a voluntary suspension of trading in its securities as takeover talks drag on.

Courts

Tinkler, wife face threat of bankruptcy

Nathan Tinkler.

Lucy Battersby Embattled coalminer Nathan Tinkler and his wife could be made bankrupt over $440,000 in allegedly unpaid bills to a corporate adviser.

Trade

First trade surplus in 15 months

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Lucy Battersby Australia recorded its first trade surplus in 15 months during March with $307 million more of goods exported than imported.

Investment

Market rally boosts Future Fund

Foreign investment runs to $170b.

Lucy Battersby The Future Fund has grown more than 10 per cent in the past nine months and looks set to exceed its investment mandate thanks to a global equities market rally.

Courts

Prime Trust directors back in court

Bill Lewski (right) arrives at the supreme court last year.

Lucy Battersby The corporate regulator has opened its case against Australian Property Custodian Holdings, the trustee of collapsed retirement village empire Prime Trust, in a trial that is expected to run for five...

Telcos

Vodafone close to $3b loan breach

Business

Lucy Battersby, Peter Cai Telco's talks with its bankers continue as latest accounts show loss of $899 million for last year.

Aviation

From Qantas to boss of Tiger in Australia

Tiger Airways' leaping tiger logo.

Lucy Battersby John Borghetti picks former Qantas executive as the new boss of Tiger Airways Australia.

Regulation

ASIC warns on cold-calling after scams

ASIC logo.

Lucy Battersby The corporate watchdog has wound up three Gold Coast-based scams that took about $1 million from investors.

Cold calls

Gold Coast scam warning

Stealing

Lucy Battersby ASIC has wound up three Gold Coast-based scams and reiterated warnings that cold-calling fraud is increasing.

Courts

Bell Potter adviser sentenced

Lucy Battersby A former Bell Potter Securities adviser and amateur rugby star has been given a two and a half year suspended sentence for dishonest conduct.

Airlines

Former Qantas exec to lead Tiger

Tiger tails.

Lucy Battersby Virgin has picked former Qantas executive Rob Sharp as the new boss of struggling budget carrier Tiger.

Finance

BHP bypasses banks and heads offshore for cheap funding

A BHP Billiton logo.

Peter Ker and Lucy Battersby The trend for Australian mining majors to raise funds overseas has continued.

Miners

BHP looks offshore for cheap funding

Peter Ker, Lucy Battersby The trend for Australian mining majors to bypass local banks and raise funds overseas has continued.

Aviation

Singapore ups Virgin stake

Singapore Airlines A380 takes off.

Lucy Battersby Singapore Airlines has emerged as the single biggest investor in Virgin Australia.

Airlines

Branson sells Virgin shares to Singapore

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Lucy Battersby Singapore Airlines has increased its stake in Virgin Australia to 19.9 per cent, pending approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Court battle

Ellery 'sorry' for breaching Myer contract

Portrait of Fashion designer Kim Ellery at her home in Whale Beach.

Lucy Battersby Fashion designer Kym Ellery has emerged from months of litigation as one of the first designers to supply both Myer and David Jones.

Lending

Better news for Banksia investors

Banksia at Kyabram

Lucy Battersby Bankisa debenture holders can now expect to receive up to 85 cents back from every dollar they lost when the non-bank lender collapsed last year.