Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall

Bianca Hall is a political correspondent based in Canberra.

Nuclear agency boss emotional as whistleblower taunts

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?

ASIC wants open sesame on all phone, internet data

Telcos say it would cost millions of dollars a month to keep as much data as the government is asking for.

Bianca Hall and Lucy Battersby ASIC calls for phone call and internet data to be made available for its war on white-collar crime.

Police back push to keep telco data

Tony Negus

Bianca Hall Federal Police would 'ideally' like public's telecommunications data held indefinitely.

Police chiefs eager to harness technological advances

Bianca Hall AUSTRALIA's police commissioners want to help draft laws that would allow them to access the public's telecommunications data for up to two years.

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Chinese company defends security record

Bianca Hall Chinese technology giant Huawei has warned Australia could be in breach of its international trade obligations if it adopts national security proposals that could allow the government to exclude...

Chinese tech giant appeals against broadband ban

Huawei Chairman John Lord and executive David Wang.

Bianca Hall Chinese technology giant Huawei warns Australia could be in breach of its international trade obligations.

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Feds on attack as states cut budgets

Bianca Hall The federal government launched a bitter assault on Liberal states yesterday, saying Tuesday's state budgets that slashed education and health funding are a sign of what's to come under a federal...