Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a reporter for The Age

Bob Hawke regrets Labor didn't go to polls sooner

Bianca Hall Labor's campaign was marred by an embarrassing bungle over Coalition costings and won't be remembered well, former prime minister Bob Hawke has said.

Kevin won't handle defeat well: brother

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Bianca Hall Greg Rudd says his brother Kevin has ''zero chance'' of winning Saturday's election. ''Even winning his seat is no lay-down misere, either,'' Greg Rudd told 3AW radio on Thursday.

Brother's prophecy: zero chance of Rudd victory

Greg Rudd.

Bianca Hall Greg Rudd says his brother Kevin has 'zero chance' of winning on Saturday.

Relaxed Kevin Rudd cooks up a storm

Kevin Rudd

Bianca Hall Kevin Rudd has showed off his prowess in the kitchen in an appearance on ABC TV's Kitchen Cabinet.

Coalition slashes foreign aid as part of $9b savings measures

Joe Hockey.

Judith Ireland and Bianca Hall Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has announced a further $9 billion in savings when releasing the Coalition's final budget costings ahead of the federal election.

'Fearful' Kevin Rudd warns Coalition win would damage economy

Kevin Rudd

Judith Ireland and Bianca Hall Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said he "genuinely fears" what a Coalition government would be like and has told Australians that if they have any doubts about what Tony Abbott would do in government,...

Car sales data proves tax debate overblown: Carr

Matt Campbell, Bianca Hall, Sam Hall, Toby Hagon Labor has claimed the latest car sales figures, released on Wednesday, vindicate its proposed changes to the fringe benefits tax.

Vehicle sales remain steady despite plans to change fringe benefits tax

Matt Campbell and Bianca Hall Labor has claimed the latest car sales figures, released on Wednesday, vindicate its proposed changes to fringe benefits tax.

Tony Abbott prepared to step aside if election day cooks up a losing result

Tony Abbott and Annabel Crabb - on Kitchen Cabinet


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Bianca Hall Tony Abbott has vowed that if he loses this week’s election he will step down as Opposition Leader.

Labor threat on tax could trigger poll

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Bianca Hall Jonathan Swan Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has declared carbon pricing an ''article of faith'' of the Labor Party. He threatened to block the Coalition's direct action plan, possibly forcing another election should...

Number of arrivals may be a secret

Asylum

Bianca Hall Australians may never know how many asylum-seeker boats arrive under a Coalition government, with opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison refusing to release details about boat arrivals...

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Fiona Scott's asylum-seeker comment the 'silliest of the campaign'

Fiona Scott

Bianca Hall and James Robertson Immigration Minister Tony Burke says Liberal candidate Fiona Scott, who suggested that asylum seekers were causing road congestion and hospital delays in western Sydney, deserves the award for...

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Labor gives preferences to extremists

Pastor Daniel Nalliah.

Bianca Hall Labor preferencing anti-'Islamification' party Rise Up Australia, but says it has not made any deals.

Greens push for detainee inquiry

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Bianca Hall The Greens have called on Labor to investigate an attempted suicide by a 16-year-old boy at a Christmas Island detention centre.

Rudd grilled on ABC's Q&A

Kevin Rudd on QandA

Bianca Hall Kevin Rudd has told Australia that if he loses the election on Saturday he would like to be remembered for his stewardship through the global economic crisis.

Tony Abbott urges caution over Syria intervention

Security personnel loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad hold their weapons as they take positions in Damascus May 27, 2013.

Bianca Hall Would-be prime minister Tony Abbott has signalled that if he wins Saturday's poll, Australia will take a cautious approach to international affairs, saying that as a middle power Australia should not...

Scott Morrison defiant on 'crazy' boat buyback policy

Scott Morrison.

Jonathan Swan, Bianca Hall Coalition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison has defended the Indonesian boat buyback policy, despite widespread ridiculing of the plan and an admission from Opposition Leader Tony Abbott that it...

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Morrison calls for tighter asylum seeker controls

Scott Morrison.

Bianca Hall Shadow Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has repeated his call for police to be automatically notified when asylum seekers are released from detention to live in the community.

Sunday papers unite behind Coalition

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Bianca Hall Melbourne and Sydney's Sunday newspapers are united in their calls for voters to throw Kevin Rudd's Labor government out of office for the Coalition.

Soldiers alleged to have cut off dead insurgent's hand

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David Wroe, Bianca Hall Australian elite special forces soldiers are being investigated over 'potential misconduct'.