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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.


Former Bill Express executive jailed

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


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’’.


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.


Setback for ACCC retail case


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


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.


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.


Jennifer Westacott appointed to Wesfarmers board


Lucy Battersby Wesfarmers appoints Business Council chief executive to its board


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.


Human error tests agency safety

cyber hacking threat

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...


ASIC goes after cold-calling scammers


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...


Union pay deal narrowly averts power-plant shutdown

Power plants located in the Latrobe Valley include Hazelwood Power Station, Loy Yang Power Stations A & B, Yallourn Power Station.

Lucy Battersby Resolution ends months of industrial action at two Victorian power stations.


Labor's dubious leadership 'bad for business'

Julia Gillard with Wayne Swan.

Madeleine Heffernan, Lucy Battersby, Peter Ker and Eli Greenblat In the words of Telstra chief executive David Thodey, it was 'obviously an unsettling day in Canberra'.


Judge lifts Tinkler super-injunction against Fairfax Media

Nathan Tinkler.

Lucy Battersby A super-injunction obtained by Nathan Tinkler has been lifted by the Victorian Supreme Court.


Tinkler's super-injunction on Fairfax lifted

Nathan Tinkler.

Ben Butler and Lucy Battersby A super-injunction obtained by coal entrepreneur Nathan Tinkler has been lifted by the Victorian Supreme Court.

Erectile nasal spray simply 'didn't work'


Lucy Battersby Patients seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction were not warned they would have to try injections into their penis before they could qualify for a refund, a court has heard.


AMI customers not aware of refund conditions: claim


Lucy Battersby Patients seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction were not told they could only get a refund from the Advanced Medical Institute or end treatment if they agreed to try injections directly into...


Loy Yang shutdown threat


Lucy Battersby Loy Yang B may shut down unless the union and the station's owners reach a deal on pay.

More bad news for Trio investors


Lucy Battersby There is no good news for investors who lost money through Trio Capital, with senior staff from the corporate watchdog revealing on Friday they still do not have enough evidence to charge the man...


Bad news for Trio investors


Lucy Battersby The corporate watchdog still does not have enough evidence to charge the man behind one of Australia's biggest superannuation scams.

Ellery stoush

Court halts Myer, DJs subpoena battle

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Lucy Battersby Myer and David Jones will not be forced to release commercially sensitive information to each other ahead of a trial between Myer and one of its designers, Kimberley Ellery.