Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Joe Hockey claims Fairfax articles defamed him

Louise Hall Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey is suing Fairfax Media for defamation over a series of articles about a fund-raising forum that offered access to the Treasurer in exchange for donations of thousands of...

Carer killed elderly man and spent money from house sale on pokies


Louise Hall A carer and gambling addict murdered an elderly man by giving him a lethal dose of morphine and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of his home on poker machines.

'Mick' Hawi's murder conviction for killing Anthony Zervas quashed


Louise Hall The only man found guilty of the murder of Anthony Zervas in a violent brawl between rival bikie gangs at Sydney Airport has had his conviction set aside and will face a retrial.

Lin family killings: trauma so severe police thought gun had been used, Robert Xie trial hears

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Louise Hall Louise Hall Courts The parents of slain newsagent Min Lin wanted the member of his family who was not killed to live with them and not their daughter Kathy Lin and her husband Robert Xie, a court has...

Robert Xie driven by bitterness in murdering Lin family, court hears

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Louise Hall, Paul Bibby Accused murderer Lian Bin "Robert" Xie was motivated by "bitterness" and a "loss of face" when he crept into the home of his brother-in-law and killed him and his family with a "hammer-like...

Case against Robert Xie for murdering Lin family like a jigsaw puzzle, court hears

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Louise Hall, Paul Bibby The case of murder against Robert Xie is like a jigsaw puzzle with each piece of evidence fitting together to give the whole picture, Senior Crown prosecutor Mark Tedeschi, QC has told a Sydney jury.

Robert Xie and Lin family timeline

Louise Hall This is story as it unfolded leading up to the trial of Robert Xie who is accused of killing the Lin family in their home in North Epping, Sydney, in 2009.

Robert Xie trial - who's who

Louise Hall These are main players in the trial of Robert Xie who is accused of killing the Lin family in their home in North Epping, Sydney.

Homebirth midwife struck off health practitioner register

Struck off: Akal Kaur Khalsa, who tried to flee the country after a civil claim was made against her.

Louise Hall A midwife caught trying to flee the country after she was ordered to pay $6.6 million to a boy who developed cerebral palsy as a result of a botched home birth has been struck off the register of...

Bulli rapist's supervision order to be extended after release

Terry John Williamson leaves Silverwater jail, after serving almost 22 years of a 24-year sentence in 2012.

Louise Hall One of the state’s worst serial rapists admits he is confused about his sexuality and suffered a “breakdown” when he was released from jail on parole two years ago.

Escapee John Killick wins extradition reprieve

Court win: John Killick.

Louise Hall Septuagenarian prison escapee John Reginald Killick has won a last-minute reprieve from extradition to Queensland to serve out a sentence for an armed robbery he committed more than 30 years go.

Big surf, high winds batter Sydney coast

Photograph shows a rock fisherman during a very heavy swell inside of Botany Bay National Park this afternoon. Photograph by Dean Sewell. S.M.H. news. Taken Sunday 4th May 2014


Louise Hall Cool conditions and a strong southerly swell of as much as four metres had swimmers, boaties and rock fishers heading for dry ground on Sunday.

Skateboarder in Sydney hit-and-run dies

Victim Christopher Rhodes.

Louise Hall A skateboarder who was left for dead metres from his eastern suburbs home in a suspected hit-and-run last week has died.

Tamie Apps pleads not guilty to murder of her infant son


Louise Hall The mother of a two-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to his murder at a court hearing in which she denied inflicting the injuries that are alleged to have caused the toddler's death.

Teen found guilty of intentionally throwing steel bar at Liam Knight

Victim: Liam Knight going up stairs outside the court.

Louise Hall A teenage gatecrasher has been found guilty of intentionally throwing a steel bar at Liam Knight, piercing his skull and causing lifelong brain damage.

Driver to appeal sentence for killing uni student and tow truck driver

Louise Hall A courier driver who killed a university student who had broken down on the Hume Highway and the tow truck driver who came to her aid is appealing his sentence.

Father tries to leave half of estate to unknown daughter


Louise Hall An elderly man attempted to leave half of his $1.25 million estate to a daughter he believed he had fathered decades earlier but had never met.

Policeman pleads not guilty to charges of groping female colleagues

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Louise Hall A male police officer charged with indecently assaulting two female junior constables has pleaded not guilty to eight offences.

20 year neighbourhood dispute at Great Mackerel Beach

Great Mackerel Beach

Louise Hall An extraordinary battle in in a tiny Pittwater hamlet between two couples dating back two decades degenerated into an "Alice in Wonderland" like state and should never have come to court, the...

Father hugs crying man who killed daughter

Pic 148: Peter Frazer speak to reporters outside Moss Vale Local Court yesterday. Photo by Roy Truscott


Louise Hall A father whose daughter died in a roadside crash has tearfully hugged the man who was driving the truck that killed her.