Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a reporter for The Age

More payouts for sick workers in government jobs

Businessmen

Bianca Hall FEDERAL 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.

Minister slams unis' 'elitist' view

chris evans

Bianca Hall Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has hit back at Australia's top research universities.

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Universities angry over $1b in cuts

Bianca Hall Universities are in uproar over yesterday's mid-year budget cuts of more than $1 billion to the sector.

Grade 5 and 6 kids to get sex education classes

Children as young as seven are set to receive sex education.

Bianca Hall THE Australian curriculum authority says it has listened to feedback from parenting and school groups, and will introduce sex education to children in grades 5 and 6, not in grade 3 and 4, as earlier...

Hearing told of sex education for kids

Bianca Hall Children will begin to be taught sexual education by as young as seven, a Senate estimates hearing was told yesterday.

Jones ordered to be trained in factual accuracy

Bianca Hall Controversial radio shock jock Alan Jones has been ordered to undergo ''factual accuracy'' training, and to use fact-checkers, in another damaging blow to his credibility.

Nuclear agency boss emotional as whistleblower taunts

Photograph looking down into the OPAL nuclear research reactor at ANSTA in Lucas Heights. 30th June 2010
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Photo by Dallas Kilponen/dak SPECIAL 00000

Bianca Hall The head of Australia's nuclear agency briefly broke down at a Senate estimates hearing.

'Death by 1000 cuts' for ABC arts

Abc iview logo,

Bianca Hall ABC chief Mark Scott says the corporation will continue to negotiate with staff over planned cuts to Radio National's programming.

Sexual abuse worst in media

Sexual harrasment.

Bianca Hall Female journalists are more than twice as likely to be sexually harassed in the workforce than women in other professions, a Monash University study has found.

Trade pact seen as risk to research

By Bianca Hall Up to 90 per cent of academic research could be affected by an Australian-US trade agreement that would make it an offence for academics to communicate findings on research, the University of Sydney...

A first for the PM but abusers take advantage

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Bianca Hall A FACEBOOK question-and-answer session hosted by Julia Gillard descended into personal abuse of the Prime Minister as the Alan Jones controversy continued.

Trolls take time out of schedules to abuse Gillard

Bianca Hall A Facebook question-and-answer session hosted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard descended into personal abuse yesterday, as the row surrounding Alan Jones continued to rage.

'Life' alert for new WA telescope

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...

Mighty telescope begins scouring universe

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...

Dismantling begins on barriers for older workers

Bianca Hall The retirement age for judges and the military could be lifted under a suite of proposals designed to keep Australians working - and paying taxes - longer.

Call to clear hurdles to a longer working life

Retirement road sign.

Bianca Hall The retirement age for judges and the military could be lifted under a suite of proposals designed to keep Australians working - and paying taxes - for longer.

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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.

Australian was in the wrong place: Carr

Kidnapped woman should not have been in area: Bob Carr.

Bianca Hall Woman kidnapped in remote area of Ecuador should not have been there, Foreign Affairs Minister says.

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.

Media watchdog bitten by one of its targets

Bianca Hall Who watches the watchdog?