Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a political correspondent based in Canberra.

Politicians get office decor down to a fine art

Bianca Hall A black and white portrait of Liberal Party legend Sir Robert Menzies hangs in pride of place in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, near the staunch monarchist's portrait of the Queen.

Greens fears as Rinehart moves on Fairfax

Gina Rinehart.

Bianca Hall News that Australia's richest woman has moved to gain a majority share in Fairfax - adding to her 10 per cent stake in Channel 10 - has been met with suspicion by the Greens and equanimity by the...

Regional areas face job losses: research

Bianca Hall Analysis by Independent Economics shows that more than 2000 jobs and annual income of $194 million would be wiped out in the Murrumbidgee region alone, if the Murray-Darling Basin Plan goes ahead in...

Schoolkids bonus off and running as it clears Senate

Bianca Hall Cash for school books, uniforms and other expenses will flow into eligible parent's bank accounts from January, after the Senate passed the government's schoolkids bonus scheme yesterday.