Bianca Hall Newly-minted Labor backbencher Alannah MacTiernan has hit out at the NAPLAN testing, saying it masks the true illiteracy rate in Australia.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe The record number of boats coming to Australia shows no signs of easing, with more than 1000 asylum seekers arriving since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his new plan to stop them.
Bianca Hall and Michael Gordon Two boatloads of asylum seekers arrived at Christmas Island on Tuesday, bringing the total to 11 since Friday amid an unprecedented surge in irregular immigration by sea.
Bianca Hall and Aleisha Orr Sixty-six asylum seekers landed within the harbour limits of Geraldton on Tuesday, after telling rescuers they had spent 44 days at sea from Sri Lanka, more than 8000 kilometres from Western...
Daniel Flitton, Bianca Hall Three more Sri Lankan refugees who fled the country's bloody civil war have been rounded up across Australia in the past week, having been branded a security threat by intelligence agencies.
Daniel Flitton, Bianca Hall Three more Sri Lankan refugees who fled the country's bloody civil war have been rounded up across Australia in the past week after being branded as a security threat by intelligence agencies.
Bianca Hall, Judith Ireland A DAMNING report on sexual abuse in the military has found unprosecuted rapists are likely to remain in senior positions in the armed forces.