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The Resource Code of Silence

Code of Silence

Label
Code of Silence
Title
Code of Silence
Statement of responsibility
Colin Dillon with Tom Gilling
Title variation
Code of silence
Title variation remainder
how one honest police officer took on Australias most corrupt police force
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'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. It describes the extraordinary range of criminal activities - drugs, gaming, SP bookmaking, brothels, vehicle theft - that were allowed to operate with impunity in return for bribes. It also tells of the high price an honest man and his family paid for his decision to break the code of silence
Summary
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
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10599308
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Dillon, Colin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gilling, Tom
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True
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  • Indigenous Peoples
  • True Crime
  • Autobiography
  • Politics & Current Affairs
Target audience
adult
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how one honest police officer took on Australia's most corrupt police force
Label
Code of Silence
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Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_252140
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Code of Silence
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_252140
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952533891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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