Hills was the pre-eminent investigative reporter in Victoria for more than a decade, leading the resurgence of the craft from the early 1970s as head of the Insight team. Among the team’s exposes were the secret commissions paid by maintenace products company Magna Alloys to government purchasers, the stories which led to the Loans Affair and triggered the sacking of the Whitlam government, corruption in the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works and the land scandals of the early 1980s which contributed to the downfall of the Victorian Liberal government. Hills later worked for The Melbourne Herald, 60 Minutes and The Sydney Morning Herald.
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Receiving award at 2014 Hall of Fame dinner (1:52)