Colin Dillon at Les Bubbles restaurant, formerly Les Bubbles Bath House, a notorious massage parlour in the ’80s. Dillon was the first police officer to give evidence at the Fitzgerald Inquiry. He was also the first indigenous police officer in Australia. Dillon’s memoir Code of Silence has just been released by Allen & Unwin.
The Anglican Dean of Brisbane, Peter Catt, has proclaimed Queensland’s most prestigious cathedral a “sanctuary” for about 270 men, women and children facing deportation to Nauru, after the High Court, yesterday entrenched the legal basis for offshore processing.
The 115-year-old St John’s Cathedral — an emblem of the Queensland establishment — has today become one of at least ten churches across Australia to begin shielding asylum-seekers by invoking the ancient Christian tradition.