Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a political correspondent based in Canberra.

NAPLAN testing disguises illiteracy, says Labor MP

Bianca Hall Newly-minted Labor backbencher Alannah MacTiernan has hit out at the NAPLAN testing, saying it masks the true illiteracy rate in Australia.

Asylum seekers land in Geraldton

Asylum seekers arrive in Geraldton

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...

Accidental underclass

Michael Gordon and Bianca Hall It was the foundation stone of Julia Gillard's plan to stop, or at least substantially slow, the flow of boats.

Mighty telescope begins scouring universe

Telescope

Bianca Hall Scientists will be on the lookout for intelligent life in the outer regions of the universe when they embark on studies into the origin of life on Earth using the world's most powerful telescope...

'Life' alert for new WA telescope

Bianca Hall Scientists will be on the lookout for intelligent life in the outer regions of the universe when they embark on studies into the origin of life on Earth using the world's most powerful telescope...