Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a political correspondent based in Canberra.

Media watchdog bitten by one of its targets

Bianca Hall Who watches the watchdog?

Review calls for media to bolster local programs

Julian Lee, Bianca Hall, Kirsty Simpson A new industry-funded media watchdog should oversee standards in news and current affairs, and more local content should be produced, a long-awaited review of Australia's changing media landscape has...

Watchdog 'digests' report on Murdoch

Julian Lee, Bianca Hall The Australian media regulator is resisting being drawn into an investigation of News Corp's Australian interests, despite a committee of British MPs concluding that its chief, Rupert Murdoch, was...

Rinehart media muscle stumps Swan

Gina Rinehart

Bianca Hall, Kirsty Simpson THE federal government has rejected a bid for new legislation to force mining magnate Gina Rinehart to abide by the Fairfax Media charter of independence.

Nothing to stop Rinehart's run: Swan

Bianca Hall, Kirsty Simpson The federal government has rejected a bid for new legislation to force mining magnate Gina Rinehart to abide by the Fairfax Media charter of independence.

Media test not a knee-jerk reaction to Rinehart - Conroy

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy.

Bianca Hall MEDIA owners will be forced to submit to a public interest test under a plan to be presented to the federal cabinet within weeks.

Public interest test for media owners

Gina Rinehart

Bianca Hall Media owners will be forced to submit to a public interest test, under a plan to be presented to cabinet within weeks.

TV content shake-up to ease sporting cover

Bianca Hall Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will have wide-ranging powers under new laws unveiled yesterday to determine how many AFL and NRL matches are broadcast weekly on free-to-air television.

Country women fight for broadband super highway

Bianca Hall First it was scones, then it was fracking, now Country Women's Association branches in the NSW and Victorian border communities are taking on the federal government's NBN plans.