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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.

Transplant miracle man drives home a vital message

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What a record funding deal means for beach safety

Sunshine Coast beaches are set to be even safer after a record funding More

MH17 justice: chance to ‘stand up for mum and dad’

Seven years after Flight MH17 was shot down, a Sunshine Coast son will More

Vital surgery for shark attack survivor from the Coast

Shark attack survivor Joe Hoffman will on Monday undergo further major surgery, which More

SCUH staff ‘risked their lives’ to save COVID patient

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has given a "big special shout out" to 10 Sunshine More

Noosa Council escapes hefty fine over toxic breach

Noosa Council has escaped a hefty fine after being found guilty of burning More

Anti-light rail group pushes for CAMCOS corridor

The 7000-strong community group, The Beach Matters, believes a smart, cost-effective and swift More

‘Devastated’: Coast music venue in shock shutdown

Operators of an award-winning Sunshine Coast entertainment venue say they have been left More

Two wave park bids with one almost ready to roll

The Sunshine Coast has two thrilling wave park proposals in play with one More

Boat lover’s dream home makes sail of the century

A dreamy Mooloolaba waterfront property with room for “a very big boat’’, five More

Shark-spotting drones proven to be lifesavers

Shark-detecting drones being trialled to reduce the risk of attacks could become a More

Hail pierces homes, trees fall as storm rips through

Sunshine Coast SES volunteers are helping secure more than 100 properties after they More

Stadium rocked but ‘life-saving’ interchange rolls

Fisher MP Andrew Wallace quoted the Rolling Stones in his response to criticism More

‘Lucky escape’: crane topples and crushes homes in Aura

Residents were at home when a crane fell across their houses in a More

The iconic Noosa Reef Hotel snapped up at auction for $13.9m

The Noosa Reef Hotel, the pub with one of the best outlooks in More

Anzac Day: thousands turn pay respects on Coast

Thousands turned out as Anzac Day commemorations made an uplifting return on the More

Hundred good reasons why the Coast wants the Aussies back

The Sunshine Coast has a very special reason - a hundred in fact More

Vantage builds a bright future for young workers

Sunshine Coast firm, Vantage Homes, is shaping the region's next generation of quality More

Your one-stop shop for free business news

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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