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The Resource Code of silence : how one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force

Code of silence : how one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force

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Code of silence : how one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force
Title
Code of silence
Title remainder
how one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force
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eng
Summary
TRUE CRIME. AUSTRALIAN. 'Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.' Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story. He was also the first serving police officer to voluntarily appear before the Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry in 1987 and give first-hand evidence of police corruption. He did this at a time when the Fitzgerald Inquiry was beginning and struggling for traction. His evidence at the Inquiry was instrumental in eventually sending some police, including Police Commissioner Terry Lewis, and politicians to prison. Revealing, powerful and uncompromising, this is the story of Colin Dillon's nearly 40 years in a police force rotten to the core
Biography type
autobiography
Biographical or historical data
Colin Dillon joined the Queensland police force in 1965 (before the 1967 referendum, which supposedly offered Aboriginal Australians full and equal citizenship). He worked within that system for almost four decades and became the first commissioned Indigenous Police Inspector in Australia. He still lives in Queensland.
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Dillon, Colin
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Gilling, Tom
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  • Dillon, Colin
  • Police
  • Police corruption
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Code of silence : how one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force
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First published: 2016
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060008518
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 232 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760297022
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781760297022
  • (Sirsi) i9781760297022
Label
Code of silence : how one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060008518
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 232 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760297022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781760297022
  • (Sirsi) i9781760297022

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