Les liaisons dangereuses: Relations between police commissioners and their political masters

Jenny Fleming

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    Abstract

    This article reflects on the difficult and ambiguous relationship between Australian Police Commissioners and their political masters. The article looks at South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales and examines the nature of the conflict arising in these jurisdictions from the ambiguous nature of the roles Police Commissioners and Ministers are expected to play. In exploring the uncertainties and expectations that surround the Police Commissioner-Minister relationship, the article considers what lessons can be drawn from such examples. The article reflects on the political and social ramifications of such altercations and considers ways of managing future conflict.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)60-74
    JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
    Volume63
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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