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Atkinson hangs on in hope - Palm Island
By: Jamie Walker, Roseanne Barrett UNDER intense pressure over his leadership of the Queensland Police Service, commissioner Bob Atkinson said yesterday his announced reappointment was no certainty. The 62-year-old career cop has been held... read more
A failure at the top to redress injustice
Tony Koch ONE of the most difficult jobs imaginable is to be a police officer in a remote indigenous community in Australia. It takes a special kind of person to succeed. Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley was obviously not that special kind of... read more
A culture of denial and inertia
By: TONY KOCH Hiding the ineptness of his officers was the police commissioner's major concern THE first signs of panic and an absence of leadership in the Queensland Police Service came on November 27, 2004, the day after Palm Islanders had... read more
Police warned over bad conduct
By: Michael McKenna, Tony Koch QUEENSLAND Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson has launched a pre-emptive strike against looming criticism of his leadership by issuing a warning to the 14,500-strong force, saying there is no place for misconduct,... read more
Failure of the justice system
The family of Doomadgee has good reason to be angry THE family of Mulrunji Doomadgee is right -- Queensland Police should ``hang their heads in shame'' over his death and the 5 1/2-year saga that followed. On Friday, Deputy Chief Magistrate Brian... read more
Colluders should be weeded out: Lawyer.
By: TONY KOCH, JARED OWENS QUEENSLAND Police should ``hang their heads in shame'' over the Coroner's open finding in the death of Mulrunji Doomadgee, his family said yesterday. The Doomadgee family's spokesman and barrister Andrew Boe... read more
Breach of trust felt by every citizen
By: TONY KOCH COMMENT THE systematic demolition by Coroner Brian Hine of police evidence to his inquest into the death of Mulrunji Doomadgee is a sad commentary on justice in Queensland. Any reasonable understanding of the evidence given... read more