Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Coroner refuses to absolve family of missing toddler

Louise Hall A CLOUD of suspicion will continue to hang over the family of missing toddler Rahma El-Dennaoui after a coroner found some of their behaviour was ''puzzling'' and their evidence ''troubling''.

Conman baits some big fish, collecting $8.5m


Louise Hall A FORMER flight attendant who falsely claimed to be in business with James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch conned 16 investors out of up to $8.

Rinehart dispute to kick into new year

Gina Rinehart, chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting Pty., speaks at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth, Australia, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Rinehart, the first woman to top Forbes Asia's list of Australia's richest people, said new Australian resource and energy projects are being hindered by a burdensome approvals process. Photographer: Ron D'Raine/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Gina Rinehart

Louise Hall The bitter legal dispute between Gina Rinehart and three of her children over the family's multibillion-dollar trust will continue into next year.

Rinehart's family feud enters second year

Gine Rinehart

Louise Hall The bitter legal dispute between Gina Rinehart and three of her children over the family's multibillion-dollar trust will continue into next year.

Hells Angels boss convicted of $2.1m fraud

Felix Lyle

Louise Hall Hells Angels boss Felix Lyle has pleaded guilty to attempted fraud worth more than $2.1 million.

Aunt denies saying Rahma's father threw her against a couch


Louise Hall Rahma El-Dennaoui's aunt has denied telling a friend that the missing toddler's father threw the child against a couch.

Missing Rahma: police taped family phone calls


Louise Hall Police secretly recorded telephone conversations between members of the El-Dennaoui family and their friends during an inquest into the disappearance of Rahma El-Dennaoui held earlier this year.

Slipper can't find lawyer for sex harassment hearing

Peter Slipper leaving court on Wednesday October 3rd

Louise Hall The Speaker, Peter Slipper, is representing himself in today's hearing of the sexual harassment case bought by his former media adviser James Ashby.

Newton charges dismissed

 Matthew Newton

Louise Hall ASSAULT charges against the troubled actor Matthew Newton over allegations he punched a taxi driver were dismissed on the grounds of mental illness yesterday.

'Stab me, just do it': woman pleads self-defence in death of de facto

Louise Hall A woman who stabbed her de facto partner at her Wetherill Park home has pleaded not guilty to murder on the grounds of self-defence.

Holocaust survivor rape accused to stand trial despite death of victim

Paul Bibby and Louise Hall A man accused of raping an elderly Holocaust survivor 20 years ago will face trial, despite the death of the alleged victim last year and claims that this means a fair trial is impossible.

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.