Crime and corruption

By the late 1980s Phil Dickie was recognised as one of Australia's leading investigative journalists in the field of organised crime and corruption. He went on to conduct innovative research into organised crime for four years.

What made him so effective was his capacity to blend the devastating detail into a good yarn . . .


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Civilising the sex trade
From colonial mayhem to institutionalised corruption, Queensland has tried a variety of ways to regulate the sex trade. Now some of it is legal. More>>


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Getting addicted: A diverting tale of governments and gambling
Having had a hand in exposing gambling related corruption and authoring reports on gambling, Phil Dickie is well placed to provide a somewhat... More>>


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Some simple answers to property scams
An analysis of what the Qld government should have done on endless property marketing scams. What they did instead was in the wholly inadequate... More>>


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Fitz or no Fitz, Victoria needs that inquiry
This advice for Victoria on how to deal with its police corruption and public confidence crisis was published in The Australian on 9 June 2004. More>>


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Prostitution after Fitzgerald
Prostitution law reform take one didn't work, and you can see why in this rare detailed series published in the Courier-Mail in August 1994. More>>


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The Fitz lowdown for Victorians
The appointment of Tony Fitzgerald to look into an aspect of Victorian police affairs rekindled interest in the Fitzgerald mode of inquiry. Phil... More>>


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The Myth in the Mafia
For a short period, the letter bomb looked like joining the shotgun, the knife and the marijuana leaf as a potent symbol of Australia's long struggle... More>>