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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.


Union campaign slashes power

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.


Suppliers prefer Aldi to Coles, Woolies


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...


Woolies braced for fight


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

vodaphone 300802 Afr photo Tamara Voninski
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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.

Vodafone adds 750 call-centre jobs in Tasmania

Call centre

Lucy Battersby Telco doubles the size of its call-centre staff in the state, in a bid to differentiate itself from competitors that are offshoring jobs.

New comparison rules a boon for tech users

Mobile phone

Lucy Battersby CHOOSING and comparing mobile, telephone or broadband contracts will become easier for consumers with the introduction of disclosure rules.

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Law company's move into UK pays off

Slater and Gordon logo.

Lucy Battersby Slater & Gordon's recent expansion into the UK is returning dividends for the listed law company.

Vodafone left on hold despite losses

Vodaphone store.

Lucy Battersby Losses at Vodafone Australia have deepened but the wireless carrier continues to operate, thanks to loans from its main shareholders.

Big shareholders prop up VHA

The head of Vodafone Australia admits they failed to anticipate the demand for smart phones.

Lucy Battersby Vodafone Hutchison Australia is losing money but remains operating thanks to loans from its main shareholders.

Liquidator banned for three years over 'failures'

Lucy Battersby Liquidator Ian Struthers has agreed to a three-year ban from his profession after the corporate watchdog found he failed to properly execute 45 liquidations.

Failure takes toll on board


Lucy Battersby The entire board of directors at BrisConnections, including chairman Trevor Rowe, resigned on Monday, just days after appointing voluntary administrators.

Rise in class actions drives up insurance costs

Scales of justice.

Lucy Battersby Increasing payouts in shareholder class actions are pushing up premiums for directors' insurance.

Private equity firm moves in on Geon

Lucy Battersby Restructuring PRIVATE equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is attempting a US-style bankruptcy on Melbourne-based commercial printing company Geon Group.

Private equity firm circles Geon

Lucy Battersby Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is attempting a US-style bankruptcy on Melbourne-based commercial printing company Geon Group.