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Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Relations between Police Commissioners and their Political Masters


Fleming, J, Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Relations between Police Commissioners and their Political Masters, Australian Jounal of Public Administration, 63, (3) pp. 60-74. ISSN 0313-6647 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00391.x


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Industrial and employee relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Rehabilitation and correctional services
UTAS Author:Fleming, J (Professor Jenny Fleming)
ID Code:44925
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2007-06-27
Last Modified:2010-07-20
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