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Christine Nixon, Jo Chandler

Victory Books | Published : 2012

Abstract

Honest and engaging, this memoir reveals the remarkable rise through police ranks of Australia's first female chief commissioner. A police officer for more than 35 years, Christine Nixon shares the pressures of a life in the public eye and coping with difficult aspects of the job, such as losing a colleague in the line of duty. Documenting a cultural shift in policing as well as in the role of women in Australia, this narrative portrays Nixon’s eight year tenure as being characterized by her tough anticorruption stance, her frequently acrimonious relationship with the police association, and her high approval ratings with the Victorian public. Written from a unique point of view, this accoun..

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