Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a political correspondent based in Canberra.

Asylum seeker boat intercepted

A boat of asylum seekers.

Bianca Hall Boat carrying 146 passengers and three crew intercepted - the fourth boat to arrive since Friday.

Four boats arrive over weekend

Bianca Hall ANOTHER asylum-seeker boat - carrying 146 passengers and three crew - was intercepted yesterday, the fourth boat to arrive since Friday.

Navy base robbery suspects may have naval links: police

Bianca Hall POLICE suspect the people behind a brazen robbery at a Darwin navy base this week have naval links.

Man faces charges on naval base robbery

Weapons stolen from navy base (Thumbnail)

Bianca Hall A 40-year-old man will face court on Monday after police allegedly found 14 high-powered weapons stolen from a Navy base in his Darwin apartment.

Traumatised children self-harming in detention

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Bianca Hall Children as young as nine have been involved in a spate of self-harm incidents in immigration detention facilities, despite child psychiatrists issuing repeated warnings over the past decade of the...

Children harming themselves in detention

A child refugee.

Bianca Hall CHILDREN are slashing their wrists, arms and bodies with razor blades inside immigration detention facilities, despite child psychiatrists issuing repeated warnings of the dangers of locking them up.

PM pays respects to WWII troops, wraps up PNG visit

Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Bianca Hall In the searing heat and sweltering humidity of the PNG wet season, Julia Gillard paid her respects to civilian soldiers who lost their lives during World War II.

Asylum boat reaches NT mainland

asylum seekers arriving

Bianca Hall A small group of asylum seekers decamped from their boat in a virtually uninhabited peninsula in the Northern Territory, and were only discovered a day later at a nearby airstrip.

Long time to determine if alleged people smugglers are children

Bianca Hall Accused people smugglers can be held in detention for three to nine months before formal charges are laid, and their status as adults or children raised, a parliamentary committee has been told.