Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Jon Stevens subject of AVO application after incident involving fiancee Jodhi Meares

Louise Hall Police will apply for an apprehended violence order on Thursday against Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens on behalf of his fiancee, Jodhi Meares.

Mel B wins interim AVO against 'Prince of Paparazzi'

Mel B and Jamie Fawcett.

Louise Hall The Sydney paparazzo Jamie Fawcett has agreed not to approach or loiter around former Spice Girl Melanie Brown

Taxi assault charges against Newton dismissed


Louise Hall All charges against troubled actor Matthew Newton, over allegations he assaulted a taxi driver in Crows Nest last year, were dismissed in a Sydney court today.

Newton drug-free, lawyer tells court

Matthew Newton

Louise Hall Troubled actor Matthew Newton has left a treatment facility in the US and is drug-free, his lawyer, Chris Murphy has told a court.

Newton living a 'peaceful life' as assault case goes to court


Louise Hall The lawyer for troubled actor Matthew Newton says his client is overseas living a "peaceful life" away from media attention.

Trying times

Lawyer keeps Newton out of court

Matthew Newton

Louise Hall Troubled actor Matthew Newton did not appear in court today on charges that he assaulted a taxi driver.

Dodge dispute

Hogan fails in court battle to keep documents secret from Tax Office

Paul Hogan

Louise Hall THE Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan has failed in his attempt to keep secret dozens of documents relating to his fight with the Australia Taxation Office over an alleged multimillion-dollar tax...

Diet-aid firm's law suit halts review of its 'outlandish' ads


Louise Hall AN ACADEMIC who complained to health authorities about a company that marketed a herbal spray as ''the most effective slimming solution available in the world today'' has failed to have an $800,000...

Money tussle

Hitchcock in court to get more Pratt assets


Louise Hall SHARI-LEA HITCHCOCK, the long-term mistress of the late billionaire Richard Pratt, is trying to have four NSW properties included in his estate as part of the dispute over his fortune.

Cafes want outdoor smokers to butt out

Louise Hall STATE POLITICS A UNIFORM ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas being considered by the state government is supported by almost 80 per cent of cafe and restaurant owners and managers, a report by the Heart...

Would you like a kilojoule count with that?

Louise Hall A scheme to force fast food restaurants to list the kilojoule, trans fat and salt content of products on their menus is a step closer to reality.

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Warning signs

Depression found in 15% of preschoolers

Two children.

Louise Hall Almost 15 per cent of preschoolers have abnormally high levels of depression and anxiety, and a difficult temperament at five months of age is the most important early warning sign, a study has found.

Diet concerns

Fast food blamed for bowel cancer rise


Louise Hall People under 50 are experiencing an alarming rise in bowel cancer, and a diet of too much meat and fast food may be to blame, according to cancer experts in the United States.

Smoking risk

Study confirms cot death link to smoking

A pregnant woman with a man.

Louise Hall Australian researchers have discovered the first evidence that exposure to cigarette smoke induces abnormalities in babies' brains, putting them at increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.