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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.

Courts

Ellery says sorry as Myer settles with designer

Portrait of Fashion designer Kim Ellery at her home in Whale Beach. Tuesday 23rd April 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH/AGE NEWS 130423

Lucy Battersby Designer Kym Ellery, who defected to David Jones last year, will continue to supply Myer and contribute to the department store's legal costs.

Gaming

Live odds ban ineffective, senator says

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Lucy Battersby Update "Nothing will change" under industry peak body Free TV Australia's new code on live odds during play.

Jobs

In Kalgoorlie, rout to hit home

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Lucy Battersby Amid the rout in gold prices, many were left struggling to explain why. But for miners scattered around Australia's famous goldmining town of Kalgoorlie, the fall means that changes are coming to the...

Watchdog

ASIC bans mortgage broker

Lucy Battersby A Sydney-based mortgage broker has been banned from credit activities for five years and had his licence cancelled by the corporate watchdog, after he put false information on ten mortgage...

Corporate collapse

Liquidators find finance fraud on rise

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Lucy Battersby Fraud in the financial statements of collapsed companies is increasing, say liquidators.

Retail

Myer designer-garment trial begins

Kym Ellery

Lucy Battersby A three-day trial starts Monday between Myer and young designer Kimberley Ellery.

Myer

Fashion stakes high as Ellery heads to court over Myer breach

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Lucy Battersby Melbourne's most fashionable court case starts on Monday morning with the first of a three-day trial between department store Myer and Sydney designer Kym Ellery.

Myer

Ellery signed amid racing carnival, court hears

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Lucy Battersby Melbourne's most fashionable court case has started, with the court hearing when Sydney designer Kym Ellery signed with David Jones.

Council v church in laneway battle

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Chris Vedelago and Lucy Battersby Stonnington Council has sued the Anglican Archdiocese over a dead-end laneway.

Liquidator claims in writ that stripper photos led to dismissal

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Lucy Battersby Strip club operator Maxine Fensom is being sued for defamation by liquidator Glenn Crisp over photographs of him in ''compromising positions with strippers'' that were passed on to a man with alleged...

Court

Former Bill Express executive jailed

The Bill Express Office in Heidelberg. Picture by Pat Scala  Wednesday the 25th of June 2008  AGE BUSINESS BILL EXPRESS SPECIALX BUSINESS

Lucy Battersby, Ben Butler Peter Couper heading to jail after court finds initial suspended sentence 'manifestly inadequate'.

Courts

Bill Express executive jailed

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Illustration for The Age business section. Torn Bill Express logo.

Lucy Battersby and Ben Butler Former Bill Express executive Peter Couper is heading to jail after the Victorian Court of Appeal found his initial suspended sentence was ‘‘manifestly inadequate’’.

Mining

Leighton coal contract ends suddenly

Coal mine

Lucy Battersby Leighton will stop working at a BHP-Mitsubishi coal mine in the Queensland Bowen Basin two years early, expecting compensation.

Courts

Setback for ACCC retail case

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Lucy Battersby A judge ruled 10 injunctions be dismissed as they were filed in a state without any outlets.

Courts

ACCC legal blow in case against Harvey Norman

Retailer Harvey Norman's first-quarter earnings have dropped 20 per cent because of double-digit falls in sales.

Lucy Battersby The competition watchdog's case against eleven Harvey Norman outlets has suffered a legal blow after a judge ruled ten injunctions be dismissed.

Regulation

Watchdog bites chunk out of cable cartel

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.

Lucy Battersby The competition watchdog has secured a $1.3 million fine against Japanese company Viscas.

Boards

Jennifer Westacott appointed to Wesfarmers board

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Lucy Battersby Wesfarmers appoints Business Council chief executive to its board

Energy

Oil rig workers paid $3 an hour

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Lucy Battersby A court will hear allegations that foreigners were paid less than $3 an hour to work on oil rigs off the West Australian coast.

Tax

Human error tests agency safety

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Lucy Battersby Human error rather than complex cyber attacks are responsible for most security breaches at Australia's corporate regulator and Tax Office, with reports of strangers found walking around buildings...

Fraud

ASIC goes after cold-calling scammers

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Lucy Battersby An official warning against three Gold Coast-based fraudsters using the name Global Capital Wealth was released on Friday afternoon, after the corporate watchdog found the group were misusing a...