Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Detective faked loan papers to quit force


Louise Hall AS A senior police officer, George Kahila was supposed to uphold and enforce the law. But the well-respected detective sergeant also ran a side business in mortgage brokering which involved...

Woman spared prison for part in bank theft

Louise Hall A BANK employee who helped a friend steal $115,500 from customers' accounts at Westpac has escaped jail and been ordered to serve a new community-based sentence brought in by the state government to...

Refusal to release cabinet files casts NSW as 'state of secrecy'

Louise Hall THE state government is refusing to release cabinet documents despite passing a 10-year publication embargo because they reveal personal opinions of ministers at the time.

Patience reaps rich reward as Sydney paints the town red

Louise Hall and Rachel Olding TENS of thousands of revellers embraced the theme of ''Make Your Mark'' in a practical sense, arriving hours early to stake out their spots for Sydney's famous pyrotechnic displays.

Couple who held sex slaves jailed

Louise Hall A HUSBAND and wife who kept five Thai women as sex slaves in a Fairfield brothel have been jailed for at least seven years.

Doctor wins 21-year fight to build private hospital

Louise Hall THE medical entrepreneur contracted to build a private hospital on the grounds of Royal Prince Alfred has said the project will go ahead - more than two decades after it was announced.

Twenty-one years in jail 'never enough' for savage bashing

Louise Hall AN OFF-DUTY policewoman who was savagely bashed with a brick and left for dead says the maximum 21-year jail term handed down to her attacker would ''never be enough'' to atone for her physical and...

Court rejects mental illness defence for child abuse

Louise Hall and Kim Arlington A FORMER house mistress who sexually abused six boys at an exclusive school knew what she was doing was wrong, a judge found yesterday.

Keneally has eyes on her legacy with $2b boost for disability services

Louise Hall STATE POLITICS ON the anniversary of Kristina Keneally's pledge to put the most vulnerable people ''at the heart of government'', the Premier has announced $2 billion in new funding to reform the disability...

Boarding houses unsafe

Louise Hall STATE POLITICS WOMEN with disabilities who live in boarding houses experience domestic violence on a daily basis but most do not access support services, a report has found.

The last straw, a porn scandal

Kristina Keneally

Sean Nicholls, Louise Hall and Brian Robins State Parliament is engulfed in yet more scandal as the government prepares to face the electorate, with an investigation into the possible use of child pornography in Parliament and a revelation...

Nurse ratio is double safe level: union


Louise Hall NURSES in public hospitals are caring for up to eight patients each, double the ratio the nurses' union says is needed for safe patient care.

Hospitals face more strikes as temperature rises


Louise Hall STATE POLITICS NURSES have pledged to shut down hospital beds next week if the state government does not meet their demands for mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.

Hearing criticises diagnosis by phone

Louise Hall A DOCTOR working for the erectile dysfunction company Advanced Medical Institute has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct after he prescribed a $4000 nasal spray treatment after a...

DPP could lose power to insist on a jury trial

Louise Hall MORE defendants will face a judge, rather than a jury, under changes in the criminal trial laws being recommended by a parliamentary inquiry.

Left standing on the wharf - 27,000 ferry commuters

Louise Hall Sydney Ferries left more than 27,000 commuters stranded on wharves because of overcrowding last year and more than 357 services were cancelled, new government data shows.

Cancer patients wait 50 days for treatment


Louise Hall CANCER patients are waiting up to four times longer for radiation therapy than clinically recommended, new state government figures reveal, prolonging cancer symptoms and potentially affecting...

Crowded hospitals put more lives at risk

Louise Hall Major hospitals in NSW are chronically overcrowded, new state government figures reveal, causing long delays in emergency departments, increased cases of infections such as golden staph and even...

Forms were not false, D'Amore tells ICAC

Malcolm Brown and Louise Hall THE career of the state MP Angela D'Amore is on the line after a week-long public hearing of the Independent Commission Against Corruption where the commissioner, Justice David Ipp, questioned her...

Donation to Labor may have broken party developer ban

Louise Hall The Labor Party has accepted a donation from the company behind the biggest private hospital and health precinct in NSW, potentially breaking its own ban on developer donations and exposing it to...