Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a reporter for The Age

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

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


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

Generic Canberra Photos pictured is Parliament House on Capital Hill in Canberra today Tuesday 14th of July 2009 photograph Glen McCurtayne AFR BRW

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


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

NEWS-  Tony Abbott at the Coalition campaign launch.

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


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

Australian troops accused of mutilating body of Afghan man

Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley

Bianca Hall The Australian Defence Force has confirmed that it is continuing to investigate alleged misconduct by Australian troops in Afghanistan.

States 'don't get it' on reforming our cities, says Kevin Rudd

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Bianca Hall Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has taken a swipe at state governments over infrastructure reform while announcing a returned Labor government would install a new Minister for Cities.

Coalition relaunches 'Colombo Plan' for Australian study overseas

Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott

Bianca Hall The Coalition has launched a second ''Colombo Plan'' for Australia, that would give Australian students the chance to study in the region.

Labor commits $8 million to tackle homophobia in schools


Bianca Hall Federal Labor will spend $8 million tackling homophobia in schools if it is re-elected.