Message Stick - An Oath Unbroken
Believed to be the highest serving Indigenous police officer at the time of his retirement in 2001, Col Dillon has faced racism and adversity head on and has never shied away from exposing those who dishonoured his profession.
In 1965, he joined the Queensland Police Force and endured years of racism. He was the whistleblower that forced the Fitzgerald Inquiry after refusing to accept a bribe and was a key witness in exposing those in the force who'd taken them. Col Dillon was heavily involved in the Royal Commission into Black Deaths in Custody. He was a vocal critic of the Beattie Government's decision to scrap DATSIP (Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy) and recently quit the Department over the Queensland Government's lack of response to the findings of the Mulrunji Doomadgee case.
He's now pursuing a career in the private sector and has no idea what the future holds for him. All he knows is that he won't give up the fight.
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