Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a political correspondent based in Canberra.

PM braces for Gonski challenge

Bianca Hall Prime Minister Julia Gillard will break months of uncertainty about the Gonski reforms on Monday - but the wait for more cash for the sector is far from over.

Audit pans literacy, numeracy program

Bianca Hall A $540 million government scheme to lift numeracy and literacy rates has made no discernible difference to the performance of schools taking part, an audit of the program found.

Plea for school funds

Bianca Hall The Australian Education Union has called on the federal government to include an emergency $175 million ''equity package'' in this year's budget, with national literacy and numeracy programs...