Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication

Peter Hall

Independent and FREE – 2021 Best Online Publication (Qld Country Press)

Peter Hall


Peter Hall

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Peter Hall

Peter Hall is one of Queensland's most respected journalists. He's a multi-award-winning reporter and champion for those seeking a greater voice or fairer go. He has been documenting the region for 30 years, holding key roles as Sunshine Coast Bureau Chief for The Courier-Mail and Assistant Editor and Chief Sub-Editor of the State's largest newspaper, The Sunday Mail. Prior to his 16 years with News Corp, he was Sports Editor and Chief-of-Staff at the Sunshine Coast Daily. Delivering exclusive stories with great impact saw Peter win the 2018 Peter Charlton Award for Journalist of the Year at The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail. He also was a 2019 winner at the Queensland Clarion Awards for journalism excellence for the Podcast investigation Dead Wrong that proved an ³accidental death¹¹' was murder and forced a new inquest in a Queensland legal first. He won another Clarion, as well as a News Media Award (incorporating Australia, NZ and the Asia Pacific), in 2018 for the campaign Save Our Schoolkids (S.O.S.), which led to the State Government introducing and funding free swim and surf safety lessons for primary students. ³Hally¹¹', as he is known to his friends, is passionate about the region, its unbeatable lifestyle, stunning landscapes and inspiring people. When he's not chasing stories, he loves surfing, rowing surfboats with his veteran Dicky Beach crew, The Flashbacks, playing cricket with any team desperate enough to take him, cheering on basketball teams from the Caloundra Heat and Sunshine Coast Phoenix and taking his untameable labrador to the beach. He is excited about his role as Editor of and promises the INDEPENDENT and FREE news, sport and lifestyle website will inform, connect and engage readers and fairly examine the issues that matter most to our community.

What did ‘cheapest’ home in this hot suburb go for?

The fever surrounding one of the Sunshine Coast's hottest property targets was running More

‘Dangerous’ sinkhole closes road as weather intensifies

A Sunshine Coast thoroughfare has been closed due to the appearance of a More

Clive’s latest wild statement as resort roars back to life

Clive Palmer's Coolum resort is showing signs of roaring back to life. The controversial More

‘Latest miracle’: Lex’s stunning new move

The young triathlete not expected to walk or talk again after a life-threatening More

Iconic trees go as repairs begin at popular beach

One of the Sunshine Coast's most popular beaches is about to lose some More

$1.6 billion pledge could deliver rail to the Coast

A decades-old vision for a rail network connecting the Sunshine Coast with Brisbane More

Our new natural attractions gain official recognition

It's official, the Sunshine Coast has a brand-new coastal crossing - and another More

Show stopper: call to save historic event from the axe

If this battle isn't won, the show may not go on. One of our More

IN PHOTOS: thrills and spills as Coast hosts surfboat titles

Queensland's best crews were in the thick of the action as Dicky Beach More

Why the name of Coast’s newest school is so special

A new Catholic school to be built in the Sunshine Coast’s fastest-growing community More

Autumn blast: forecaster predicts another wild season

It's usually mild, but this autumn will be wild and Australia’s most respected More

Iconic movement backs down on jab mandate

One of the state’s highest profile organisations has backflipped over mandating COVID-19 vaccinations More

‘Everything is unstable’: danger warning for beaches

The Sunshine Coast's treasured beaches have been decimated by a "perfect storm'', with More

Wave of concern as Golden Beach foreshore under siege

Once tranquil Pumicestone Passage "looks like the open ocean" and locals fear waves More

Roads cut, residents isolated in ‘worst flooding in 30 years’

UPDATED: Emergency Alerts remain current for Noosa and Gympie after more heavy rain that More

Battle over who should pay for watchhouse debacle

Two State Government departments are haggling over who should pay for a costly More

‘Stay off roads’: woman dies in Coast floodwaters

A woman’s body has been recovered from a submerged car in the Sunshine More

Motorists rejoice as bizarre lane change reversed

Infuriating lane changes that turned a beachside intersection into a traffic nightmare will More

Work begins to bolster foreshore after Bribie split

Work has begun to bolster the Golden Beach foreshore, which has been impacted More

The fairy-tale comeback planned for Sunshine Castle

The owners of Bli Bli's beloved Sunshine Castle have vowed to rebuild it More

Natural beauty: the stunning snake ‘everyone loves’

This is a snake so beautiful even those usually petrified by slithery creatures More

Lex’s latest move: miracle girl surges back into action

The young triathlete "not expected to walk or talk again'' after a life-threatening More

PM makes surprise visit to help save a national icon

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has visited the Sunshine Coast to announce a major More

Much-needed $86m hospital upgrade faces further delays

A major upgrade of Nambour General Hospital, urgently needed to help the region More

Major contract signals start of $130m water park resort

Work on the Sunshine Coast’s first major themed attraction in more than three More

Youth remand centre axed after community backlash

The State Government has abandoned plans to repurpose the Caloundra watchhouse into a More

Builder fined for contempt over rooftop tennis court

A prominent builder who defied a court order to dismantle a rooftop entertainment More

Up to 100mm: Seth to deliver a decent downpour

The remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth are expected to result in heavy rainfall More

‘Threats’ of Bribie ocean breach detailed in study

A major study identified the "threats'' to the Pumicestone Passage, Golden Beach and More

‘Never seen anything like it’: Bribie Island breach

Waves have carved a channel through fragile Bribie Island and are surging into More