Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a reporter for The Age

Liberals step up refugee campaign

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Bianca Hall More asylum seekers have arrived on boats since Labor came to power in 2007 than people live in the remote community of Alice Springs, opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said on Tuesday.

UN gives Canberra deadline to address refugee health fears

UNHCR bucket

Bianca Hall THE United Nations has given Australia a month to show how it will ensure the mental and physical safety of two refugees, one of whom tried to commit suicide this month.

Security risk refugee tries to end life


Daniel Flitton and Bianca Hall A Tamil refugee branded a security threat by ASIO and held in detention in Melbourne has attempted to take his life.

Tamil man attempts suicide in detention

Sri Lankan refugees

Daniel Flitton, Bianca Hall A TAMIL refugee branded a security threat by ASIO and held in detention in Melbourne has attempted to take his life, following a suicide attempt last week by another Tamil man in Sydney.

Officials keep close watch on web users

Bianca Hall, Miles Godfrey Australian authorities are increasingly monitoring web users' activities, as worldwide governments increasingly track the online lives of citizens.

Most Nauru hunger strikers quit

Asylum seekers

Bianca Hall ALL but six asylum seekers on Nauru have ended a 12-day hunger strike, buoyed by news Amnesty International would send a delegation to the island.

Quarter of young people not working or studying

Teen girl.

Bianca Hall One in four young Australians do not work or study despite Australia's growing wealth.

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Three detainees in Villawood protest

Detainees at Villawood Detention Centre are undertaking a rooftop protest.

Bianca Hall Three people stage rooftop protest at Villawood detention centre in Sydney, with guards setting up mattresses below the trio.

Medical alert for hunger striker on Nauru

The hunger strikers protest on Nauru.

Bianca Hall Doctors have told Omid - the Iranian man on the 31st day of his hunger strike on Nauru - his kidneys and brain will soon fail, fellow asylum seekers say.

Hunger striker close to death, warn detainees


Bianca Hall DOCTORS have told Omid - an Iranian on his 31st day of a hunger strike in Nauru on Sunday - that his kidneys and brain will soon fail, fellow asylum seekers say.

Refugee attempts suicide to highlight brother's plight

Asylum seeker death at Villawood (Thumbnail)

Bianca Hall A man attempted suicide at the Villawood detention centre days after writing to his case officer that he was prepared to give his life for his brother, who is also being detained.

Red Cross visits Nauru strikers

Bianca Hall THE Red Cross has quietly visited the troubled camp on Nauru, as concerns about the hunger strikes on the island escalate.

Red Cross visits Nauru strikers

Asylum seekers are protesting over conditions at Nauru's asylum seeker processing centre

Bianca Hall Red Cross quietly visits troubled camp as concerns about hunger strikes escalate.

More join hunger strike on Nauru


Bianca Hall DESPAIR on Nauru is growing. Asylum seekers say 276 men are taking part in a hunger strike, up from 170 on Thursday.

'Unhappy' asylum seekers on hunger strike


Bianca Hall ALMOST half the asylum seekers on Nauru have begun a hunger strike.

Schools to study the real Australia

Bianca Hall Education Correspondent ABORIGINAL history and culture, sustainability and Australia's engagement with Asia will be cornerstones of the new civics national curriculum for schools.

Postgraduate numbers double in 10 years


Bianca Hall The number of Australians holding postgraduate degrees has more than doubled since 2001.

Business endorses language plan

Bianca Hall The business sector has called on the states and territories to back Prime Minister Julia Gillard's plan to give every student the chance to study an Asian language by 2025.

Nauru raises asylum visa cost

Bianca Hall The Nauru government says a deal was struck to charge Australia $1000 a month in visa fees for each asylum seeker detained on the island months ago.

Record payouts for sick federal workers

Bianca Hall Government agencies are spending record amounts on paying out sick workers, with payouts rising by $14 million in the past year alone to $274 million.

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