Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a reporter for The Age

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.

Iranian hunger striker whisked off Nauru in secret operation

Nauru

Bianca Hall Omid, the Iranian man on Nauru on a 50 day hunger strike, was flown to Australia on Friday.

Officer in court over love affairs

Captain Stefan King, in Canberra.

David Wroe and Bianca Hall A military court heard allegations a top naval officer falsely claimed allowances.

The captain, his wife and his three lovers

Captain Stefan King

David Wroe, Bianca Hall A RANKING naval officer was having several love affairs while fraudulently claiming tens of thousands of dollars in entitlements for being stationed away from his wife, a military court was told on...

'How can we make their lives harder?'

SMH NEWS 2 July 2012. Christmas Island refugees. Second SIEV that arrived. Photo: Sharon Tisdale

Bianca Hall Sources say work bans designed to be punitive in order to prevent others making the journey to Australia.

Church groups were asked how to make life harder for asylum seekers

Tamil Community Activists Sara Nathan

Bianca Hall CHURCH groups were canvassed about the government's tough new asylum seeker policies, including whether banning asylum seekers living in the community from working would be sufficiently punitive to...

ASYLUM DEBATE

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.

Asylum seekers on boats reach 30,000

Asylum boat.

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, the opposition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, said on...

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

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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

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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.