Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

DPP to appeal term for truckie's killer

Bob Knight.

Louise Hall THE Director of Public Prosecutions will lodge an appeal against the jail term of a minimum five years and nine months given to Mahmoud Mariam for the manslaughter of truck driver Bob Knight and...

Round one to Jones as government rejects special status for O'Shane

Broadcaster Alan Jones

Louise Hall THE state government has intervened in the defamation case brought by the magistrate Pat O'Shane against Radio 2GB over comments made by its top-rating broadcaster Alan Jones.

Man who shot trucker Bob Knight jailed

Bob Knight.

Louise Hall The man who fired the shot that killed truck driver Bob Knight has been given a non-parole jail sentence of five years and nine months.

I'm an artist: ex-officer who posted teen photos on porn site

Louise Hall A former police officer who has admitted doctoring photos of teenage girls he met through a church youth group and posted them on a pornographic website says he likes to think of himself as an...

Lin killings: my husband did not need money, wife tells court

Kathy Lin, wife of Robert Xie

Louise Hall Kathy Lin, the wife of the man accused of killing five members of the Lin family, has cast doubt on the case, saying her husband did not need money, nor was he envious of her brother and his...

Dad's dog a reminder of our loss, truckie's children tell court

Bob Knights wife, Jeanette Knight of Belconnen.

Louise Hall The son and daughter of truck driver Bob Knight say their lives were destroyed the night a stray bullet from a gunfight between two rival gangs killed their father.

Jail would 'destroy' former MP, court told

Karyn Paluzzano

Louise Hall After finding decapitated rabbits on her doorstep, receiving death threats, suffering a breakdown and losing her political career, Karyn Paluzzano has reinvented herself as an English teacher to...

Teen shot in stomach sues police

Louise Hall A teenager, who was shot by police who were called to an alleged violent invasion at his home in western Sydney, is suing the NSW Police Force for damages.

Ex-officer's trial aborted after juror fell asleep

Louise Hall The trial of a former police officer on more than 50 child sex and pornography charges has been aborted after one of the jury members kept falling asleep.

Raw prawn theft accusation costs Coles $52,900

Louise Hall Coles Supermarkets has been ordered to pay $52,900 in damages to a customer wrongly accused of stealing raw prawns from its Lane Cove store.

Union in crisis: HSU hearing expedited

Kathy Jackson

Louise Hall An appeal by union boss Kathy Jackson against a court decision to place the Health Services Union East branch into administration has been expedited and is likely to be heard next month.

Ashby text messages allowed as evidence

Louise Hall The Commonwealth and Peter Slipper will be able to use text messages sent between James Ashby and his alleged co-conspirators as evidence in support of their abuse of application set down for Monday.

Slipper accuser stays quiet in latest turn

Peter Slipper.

Louise Hall IN ANOTHER twist to the sexual harassment case against Peter Slipper, his accuser wants to keep secret his reasons why the Federal Court should dismiss the Speaker's attempt to have the matter thrown...

Ashby lawyer ordered to pay tax office $750,000 says deductions had been legitimate

Michael Harmer.

Louise Hall The high-profile lawyer representing the staffer suing Peter Slipper and who ran the sexual harassment claims for publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk against retailer David Jones and Christina Rich against...

Corrupt benefits for security contracts, ICAC hears

Louise Hall A security consultant engaged by several NSW government agencies allegedly received corrupt payments from a security firm to help win tenders for large contracts such as the Art Gallery of NSW,...

ABC ordered to pay $190,000 after identifying the Star's high-rollers

The Star Casino

Louise Hall THE ABC has admitted it used confidential information belonging to the Star casino when it broadcast the names and gambling habits of two international high-rollers and aired details of internal...

Shopping centre clash sparked KFC car park gunfight, court hears

Louise Hall Some witnesses giving evidence in a murder trial over the death of a truck driver may have lied on oath because they feared being labelled ‘‘dogs’’ within their community, a jury has been told.

Bank analyst appeals $6m fees ruling

Lady of justice

Louise Hall A FORMER Commonwealth Bank business analyst ordered to pay almost $6 million in legal fees after losing a sexual harassment suit against her former employer has only a mobile phone and a computer to...

Survivor contestant stabbed ex-girlfriend almost 30 times: court


Louise Hall A woman has told a court how her ex-boyfriend, an Australian Survivor contestant, tried to kill her and himself, telling her he "wanted to die together so we could be together for eternity".

Shorten to apply to put health union in administration: court

Bill Shorten

Louise Hall The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, intends to place the scandal-plagued Health Service Union into administration, the Federal Court has been told this morning.