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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.
Lucy Battersby EXETEL is suing the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman for allegedly falsely accepting and charging for consumer complaints, in breach of its obligations under
Lucy Battersby THE chief executive of the Commonwealth Bank, Sir Ralph Norris, has staunchly defended the record profits earned by the industry and cautioned law makers against punishing or taking revenge on banks...
Lucy Battersby CBA chief Ralph Norris hits back at politicians for picking on banks to score points and admits he has had a ‘‘tough couple of weeks’’ since lifting the bank's mortgage rates.
Lucy Battersby THE mobile phone operator Vodafone is trying to lure Telstra and Optus fixed-line customers with new plans offering unlimited calls to all phones for the same price as monthly landline fees.
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA shares closed at a record low of $2.58 yesterday as politicians debated new laws to structurally separate the company and bring to life a deal worth $11 billion to the company.
Lucy Battersby THE construction giant Leighton is cementing its position as a wholesale competitor to Telstra, with subsidiary Nextgen signing commercial contracts to sell services on a new 6000-kilometre...
Lucy Battersby THE chief executive of Optus has dismissed Telstra's aggressive attempts to win back customers in the mobile business, saying Optus's latest results show it is increasing momentum and profit margins.
Lucy Battersby A spoof video thought to be made by bank employees lampoons the working culture inside international investment banks.
Lucy Battersby THE Tasmanian and federal governments have quietly killed off a secret joint venture that would have given the state government shares in NBN Co's privatisation in return for granting free access to...
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA risks a damaging hit to its credit rating unless it can make new mobile products and internet services as profitable as the fixed telephone network had been.
Lucy Battersby THE Reserve Bank's surprise decision to increase the official cash rate yesterday lifted banking shares and sent the Australian dollar above parity with the US dollar.
Lucy Battersby Australia's dollar pushed through parity with its US counterpart for the second time in three weeks after a shock lift in rates by the Reserve Bank.
Lucy Battersby Macquarie Group has hit back at claims it acted improperly by taking on equipment leasing deals designed by telecommunications companies.
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA will axe 950 executive and middle-management jobs in corporate offices around Australia in a bid to cut costs and reduce bureaucracy, the company announced yesterday.
Lucy Battersby Telstra will slash almost 1000 jobs across the country.
Lucy Battersby THE futures market froze for almost two hours yesterday when three products tripped up the wider market just seconds after key economic data was released.
Lucy Battersby NBN Co and the competition watchdog will consult the telecommunications industry for two weeks on a controversial engineering recommendation aimed at making broadband services available in rural...
Lucy Battersby THE communications regulator is to overhaul Australia's telephone numbering system after noticing an increase in the use of phone calls on the internet, as well as general consumer apathy about the...
Lucy Battersby The communications regulator is set to overhaul Australia's telephone numbering system after noticing an increase in the use of internet-based phone calls, as well as general consumer apathy about...
Lucy Battersby TELSTRA may be forced to charge lower wholesale prices for fixed broadband services as the competition watchdog considers backing out of a 2008 decision not to regulate wholesale services.