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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.


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

Generic oil worker.

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

Kerr rocks Ellery tan  (Thumbnail)

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.


Union campaign slashes power

Loy Yang

Lucy Battersby Electricity generation is being reduced for 12 hours a day at a second Victorian power station.


Union puts heat on Yallourn electricity generators

Power plants.

Lucy Battersby Union members have been deliberately reducing electricity output at the Yallourn power station.

Costello facing scrutiny over audit work

Lucy Battersby Peter Costello will be the guest speaker at the launch of a new private advisory service by Mills Oakley lawyers this week.

Department stores

Myer, DJs play hardball in fight over designer

Fashion designer Kym Ellery and a model wearing one of her designs. Photo: Edwina Pickles. 22nd August 2012.

Lucy Battersby Myer and David Jones are forcing each other to release confidential information, including highly sensitive supply agreements and potentially embarrassing internal memos, as they prepare for the...


Stockbroker loses case against employer for share of firm

Philip Pepe

Lucy Battersby A stockbroker who sued his former employer over claims he was entitled to a $1 million stake in the company has had the case thrown out for a second time.