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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.

Vantage builds a bright future for young workers

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Thrilling wave park surges towards reality at Moby Vic’s

A thrilling wave park at Glass House Mountains that would attract thousands of More

SS Dicky creates hull of a problem for surf carnival

The ghostly wreck of the SS Dicky has once again emerged after recent More

Noosa’s ‘green’ council guilty of toxic dumping

A State Government investigation has determined workers from Noosa Council, which prides itself More

Ambos banked up, line of stretchers as SCUH struggles

The Sunshine Coast's flagship Emergency Department is becoming "one big line of patients More

Weather alert: up to 280mm of rain, flooding, wild seas loom

Up to 280mm of rain could fall on the Sunshine Coast over the More

Hope for Easter as Qld testing blitz picks up two cases

There is hope for Brisbane's lockdown to end before Easter after Queensland recorded More

Site secured for Aura’s new Catholic college

Plans for a new Catholic college that will eventually accommodate 1500 students in More

Clive’s dinosaurs won’t go extinct in resort revamp

Eccentric billionaire Clive Palmer has no plans to allow his dinosaur park to More

Clive’s $100m plan to bring world wonders to Coolum

Controversial billionaire Clive Palmer has revealed a $100 million plan to refurbish his More

World-first study reveals impact of cyberbullying

World-first Sunshine Coast research is shining new light on the broader effects of More

Beach-boosting project secures golden sands

The latest campaign to replenish sand along the beach between Maroochydore and Alexandra More

Over 50s invited to learn surf and lifesaving skills

A new surf lifesaving program that aims to boost the surf skills and More

Shock and oar: Coast crew triumphs in national final

The Dicky Beach U19 women's surfboat crew overpowered the best crews in the More

Coast program reshaping the future of our health care

A ‘new model’ of health care is being shaped by an unheralded Sunshine More

‘History made’ on Coast as first nurse vaccinated

It was "history in the making'' as two health workers became the first More

$2m sight unseen offer for beach ‘knock-down’

An original beach court home at Bokarina has attracted "an insane number of More

‘Crowds will be back’: Coast greets Anzac Day decision

RSL leaders have welcomed the Premier's announcement that traditional Anzac Day commemorations can More

Tributes for Maroochydore league player ‘taken too soon’

Tributes are flowing for a Sunshine Coast rugby league player, who died after More

No kids, no pets and cash to burn win ‘rental lotto’

Tenants are paying tens of thousands of dollars up front, offering to upgrade More

‘Secret hostel’ owner fails in bid to delay rectifications

The owner of a waterfront behemoth allegedly used as a ‘secret hostel’ has More

Coast chopper pilot emerges hero of WA floods

A rescue helicopter pilot from the Sunshine Coast has emerged one of the More

$4m mega-playground to swing into action

A long-awaited mega-playground that will be nature-based and excite children of all ages More

‘Keep children close’: Advice after dingo incident

A juvenile dingo pounced on a young boy after he stumbled and fell More

Walker, 43, crushed by falling tree at Buderim

A man has been injured in a freak incident during a walk to More

‘They gave me their loved one’s heart so I could live’

A young Sunshine Coast surfer who was “weeks from death’’ before receiving a More

What reopening door to Sydney visitors is worth

The Sunshine Coast will be one of the key tourism areas to benefit More

Why Coast should brace for a weather roller coaster

Cyclones, severe storms and winners and losers on the rain front … Queensland More

Croc Hunter’s ‘apprentice’ saves precious wildlife

Sunshine Coast wildlife expert Brian Coulter is using the extreme skills gained with More