Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Police officer charged with corruption had $1 million in the bank

Louise Hall and Rose Powell A police officer has been charged with 12 counts of corruption after 15-month investigation.

Westmead Hospital gets $5 million boost in NSW budget for $1 billion redevelopment

Paediatric neurosurgeon Associate Professor Brian Owler at Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney.
10th October 2013
Photo: Janie Barrett

Louise Hall Tuesday’s state budget will contain $5 million to kick-start plans for a $1 billion redevelopment of Westmead Hospital, the government has announced.

ASIO chief David Irvine forced to testify in Sydney court

David Irvine.

Louise Hall, Daniel Flitton An Afghan man has successfully forced ASIO chief David Irvine to testify in a Sydney court in a bid to overturn a secret security assessment linking him to people smuggling.

Hockey sues Fairfax for defamation over Treasurer for Sale articles

Louise Hall The Tresurer, Joe Hockey, is suing Fairfax Media for defamation over a series of articles about a fundraising forum which offered access to the treasurer in exchange for donations of thousands of...

Murder accused Lian Bin Xie allegedly told inmate how he disposed of the weapon he used to kill five people

Lian Bin

Paul Bibby and Louise Hall A man accused of beating and strangling his brother-in-law’s family to death in their north-west Sydney home allegedly disclosed his motive for the crime and the method by which he disposed of the...

John Killick extradition raises eyebrows

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Louise Hall The solicitor for prison escapee John Killick says the extradition will be a waste of time as it would be it is highly likely Killick will be granted parole in Queensland immediately.

John Killick to be extradited to Queensland

John Reginald Killick outside  Downing Centre Local Court.

Louise Hall Queensland authorities have won the right to extradite septuagenarian prison escapee John Reginald Killick from NSW over a breach of parole committed 21 years ago.

Former James Hardie boss thought asbestos health concern was 'a beat-up'

David MacFarlane was the managing director of James Hardie Industries

Louise Hall The man credited with deciding in 1978 to eliminate asbestos from James Hardie products said he thought at the time widespread health concern was a "media beat-up".

Court grants father right to vaccinate his children

Louise Hall A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation.

Salvation Army officer promoted despite history of child sex abuse, royal commission hears


Louise Hall A Salvation Army officer who admitted to sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl was allowed to return to the organisation and rise through the ranks, the royal commission has heard.

Investment banker Alastair Walton slugged $1 million land tax on mansion


Chris Vedelago and Louise Hall A former Goldman Sachs executive dobbed in for allegedly trying to avoid paying land taxes.

Bianca Rinehart to take stand first in family trust dispute

Louise Hall Bianca Rinehart will be the first member of her warring family to take the stand in a bitter dispute over the $5 billion trust set up by her late grandfather, Lang Hancock.

Bauer settles over Belinda Wallis sexual discrimination claim

Louise Hall, Hannah Low Women's magazine publisher Bauer Media has reached a confidential settlement with one of its most senior female editors over her claim of sexual discrimination.

Michael John Milne has conviction for money laundering quashed in High Court

Michael John Milne

Louise Hall A Sydney businessman jailed for more than 9½ years for tax fraud under the high-profile Project Wickenby operation has had his conviction for money laundering quashed by the High Court.

Man wins injunction to stop Today Tonight program


Louise Hall An Australian man whose passport was cancelled on security grounds has won an injunction to stop a Today Tonight story.

Endeavour Energy banned from taking workers' urine samples

Louise Hall A campaign by unions to end urine testing of employees to detect alcohol and drug use has had another win with the Fair Work Commission declaring workers at a state-owned energy company are to be...

Husband in bid to stop $3.2m prenup

Louise Hall A wealthy Sydney businessman forced to give his ex-wife, a former pole dancer, $3.2 million is asking the High Court to overturn a decision to uphold their prenuptial agreement in a case that may...

Police search for boy allegedly taken by father

Louise Hall The Family Court has taken the unusual step of issuing a public alert for a 15-year-old boy allegedly taken by his father against court orders.

Peter Cosgrove may succeed Quentin Bryce as Governor-General

peter cosgrove

Louise Hall General Peter Cosgrove found himself at the centre of national attention once again this week - a place he unashamedly admits he quite enjoys.

Man charged over Foxtel card-sharing network

Cards seized

Louise Hall A man has been charged over a card-sharing network that allegedly allowed 8000 people across Australia to access Foxtel's pay television services for free.