Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Sandy Street and Sally Street: legal dynasty tangled in family feud

Louise Hall On the eve of her divorce from prominent barrister Alexander ''Sandy'' Whistler Street, lawyer-turned-chanteuse Sally Street says she is flat broke, has not worked for nine years and fears she will...

Man who allegedly threatened to blow up Parliament has charges dismissed

Louise Hall A man who sparked a dramatic siege that brought Sydney to a standstill when he allegedly threatened to blow up the NSW Parliament has had all charges against him dismissed on mental health grounds.

Prison psychologist struck off for sexual relationship with murderer


Louise Hall A young female psychologist has been struck off for having a sexual relationship with a convicted murderer she was treating in jail and falsifying official records to cover it up.

Fairfax defends Treasurer for Sale articles using qualified privilege

Suing for defamation: Joe Hockey.

Louise Hall Fairfax Media says it was in the public interest to publish details about a fund-raising forum that offered access to Treasurer Joe Hockey in exchange for donations of thousands of dollars.

Coroner finds Alana Goldsmith killed herself while suffering anorexia nervosa

Alana Goldsmith killed herself while suffering anorexia nervosa.

Louise Hall The head of an eating disorders foundation has welcomed a coroner's findings that a young woman who took her own life had anorexia nervosa.

Judge faces sack over remarks on incest, gays

Louise Hall, Nick Ralston A senior public official has referred the state's judiciary to the royal commission into child sexual abuse in the wake of a public outcry over comments made by a judge who has compared incest and...

Jonathan Moylan unlikely to serve jail time over ANZ hoax email

Louise Hall An anti-coal campaigner who sent out a fake ANZ media release causing a $314 million slump in the sharemarket value of Whitehaven Coal is unlikely to spend time in jail.

Old boy took Joeys to court when it kicked out his son over unpaid fees

Louise Hall A Joeys' old boy asked the Supreme Court to grant an injunction against a decision by St Joseph's College Hunters Hill to kick out his son because of more than $14,500 in unpaid fees, arguing it was...

Incest statements: Judge Garry Neilson referred to Judicial Commission

Garry Neilson in 2003.

Louise Hall A Sydney judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality has been referred to the NSW Judicial Commisison by NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard.

Greens slam Judge Garry Neilson's comparison of incest and paedophilia to homosexuality

Judge Garry Neilson in 2003.

Louise Hall and Nicole Hasham The Greens have called for District Court Judge Garry Neilson to be referred to the judicial commission for his comments comparing incest and paedophilia to homosexuality.

Judge compares incest and paedophilia to past attitudes towards homosexuality, claiming they might not be taboo anymore

Garry Neilson in 2003.

Louise Hall A Sydney judge has compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality, saying the community may no longer see sexual contact between siblings and between adults and children as “unnatural”...

4000 launch class action over Queensland flood


Louise Hall More than 4000 residents and businesses affected by the devastating floods in Brisbane and Ipswich in January 2011 have launched legal action claiming engineers failed to properly operate the...

'I hear her screaming': mother of murdered Katie Foreman gives emotional statement to court

Katie Foreman

Louise Hall The mother of a young lawyer who died in a deliberate fire said "terrible lies" had been told about her daughter's sex life.

Mother who fled Australia with son, 3, released without sentence


Louise Hall A mother who fled Australia with her three-year-old son because she believed he was being sexually abused by his father has been released on a 28 day good behaviour bond with a judge finding a Family...

Ginia Rinehart would 'run any risk' to prevent sister Bianca managing trust

Believes her sister Bianca is so

Louise Hall and Hannah Low Ginia Rinehart would rather risk the multi-billion dollar joint venture between her family's mining company and resources giant Rio Tinto than have her sister Bianca appointed trustee of the family's...

NAB prepared to take legal action against Gina Rinehart for alleged misconduct

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Louise Hall NAB says it would be prepared to take legal action against Gina Rinehart for alleged misconduct when she was trustee of her children's $5 billion trust.

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has been drawn into the Rinehart family feud

Louise Hall Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has been drawn into the Rinehart family feud with a court hearing the chairman of a corporate trustee company hoping to manage the family's $5 billion fund asked...

Gina Rinehart turned to Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett for help in family trust battle, court hears

Grant Hackett

Louise Hall Mining magnate Gina Rinehart asked former Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett to convince her daughter Bianca to withdraw her nomination as trustee of the family's $5 billion trust two days...

Disgraced former Sydney Ferries boss Geoff Smith sentenced to two years' jail for misusing his corporate credit card

Geoff Smith, former Sydney Ferries boss

Louise Hall The disgraced former Sydney Ferries boss says had had "no choice" but to put hundreds of thousands of dollars of personal expenses on his corporate credit card because "I was living beyond my means".

Police officer tried to kiss suspect after failing to lay charges: court

Louise Hall Police officer allegedly failed to charge woman in order to make sexual advances towards her, court told.