Lucy Battersby

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

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.

Politics

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'.

Courts

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.

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'

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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.

Courts

AMI customers not aware of refund conditions: claim

Bonk

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...

Energy

Loy Yang shutdown threat

Yallourn

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

Markets

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...

Scams

Bad news for Trio investors

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.

Energy

Union campaign slashes power

Loy Yang

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

Power

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...

Platypus

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.

Retail

Suppliers prefer Aldi to Coles, Woolies

ALDI

Lucy Battersby A number of suppliers producing a range of groceries have spoken out against the dominant supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles, saying they prefer dealing with German-owned rival Aldi.

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Suppliers rate Aldi above Woolworths and Coles

Coles and Woolworths

Lucy Battersby Suppliers producing groceries ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to household products have spoken out against Australia's two dominant supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles, saying they...

Competition

Woolies braced for fight

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Lucy Battersby Top Woolworths executives are on the offensive in Canberra, armed with a dossier of confidential research designed to convince politicians the supermarket giant is not as big and bad as everyone...

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Class action 'no damage' to telco

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Lucy Battersby Vodafone Australia's chief executive says the mobile carrier's brand has not been damaged by a customer class action, and has expressed doubts the case will ever get to court.

Broker pleads guilty to insider trading

Bluefin tuna.

Lucy Battersby Norman John Graham admits selling shares in Clean Seas Tuna after learning the company's tuna fingerlings had died.