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Colin Dillon

Chairman On Indigenous Radio Station

98.9FM

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98.9FM

Background Information

Affiliations

Queensland Police Force

Board Member


Aboriginal Hostels Limited

ATSIC Commissioner and Director


The Order of Australia

Member


Education

Honorary University Doctorate


honorary doctorate of Doctor

Queensland University of Technology


Web References(29 Total References)


Dr Colin Dillon AM APM - Australia's first Indigenous police officer | Indigenous.gov.au

www.indigenous.gov.au [cached]

Dr Colin Dillon AM APM - Australia's first Indigenous police officer
Dr Colin Dillon AM APM - Australia's first Indigenous police officer Dr Colin Dillon AM APM - Australia's first Indigenous police officer Dr Colin Dillon - Served almost four decades in the Queensland Police Force. 5 Apr 2017 Joining the police force was a boyhood dream for Colin Dillon. Raised in the seaside town of Caloundra, Queensland, his desire was reinforced through the positive influence of the local police sergeant. Colin is a respected Elder of the Kumbumerri peoples of the Yugambeh Nation. He was inducted into the Queensland Police Force in 1965. At the time of his joining the Police Force, although he did not realise it, he was the first Indigenous person in the nation to join and become a full sworn member of a police force. As Australia's first Indigenous police officer, he was quick to realise that it would take strength and courage to stay the rugged course that lay ahead if he was to fulfil his life's dream of being a police officer. It was two years before the 1967 Referendum that introduced counting Aboriginal people in the nation's census. It would be another decade before Australia was to ratify the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act. "I took a stand that I would not be pushed out of the police force by the administration of the day because of the colour of my skin," Dillon said. Colin received an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. For Dr Dillon, retirement from the police service does not mean an end to work. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board on Indigenous Radio Station, 98.9FM. He is a director on the Board of the Queensland Heart Foundation as well as a number of other committees.


Dr Colin Dillon AM APM - Australia's first Indigenous police officer | Indigenous.gov.au

www.indigenous.gov.au [cached]

Dr Colin Dillon AM APM - Australia's first Indigenous police officer
Joining the police force was a boyhood dream for Colin Dillon. Raised in the seaside town of Caloundra, Queensland, his desire was reinforced through the positive influence of the local police sergeant. Colin is a respected Elder of the Kumbumerri peoples of the Yugambeh Nation. He was inducted into the Queensland Police Force in 1965. At the time of his joining the Police Force, although he did not realise it, he was the first Indigenous person in the nation to join and become a full sworn member of a police force. As Australia's first Indigenous police officer, he was quick to realise that it would take strength and courage to stay the rugged course that lay ahead if he was to fulfil his life's dream of being a police officer. It was two years before the 1967 Referendum that introduced counting Aboriginal people in the nation's census. It would be another decade before Australia was to ratify the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act. "I took a stand that I would not be pushed out of the police force by the administration of the day because of the colour of my skin," Dillon said. Colin received an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. For Dr Dillon, retirement from the police service does not mean an end to work. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board on Indigenous Radio Station, 98.9FM. He is a director on the Board of the Queensland Heart Foundation as well as a number of other committees.


www.indigenous.gov.au

Dr Colin Dillon AM APM - Australia's first Indigenous police officer
Dr Colin Dillon - Served almost four decades in the Queensland Police Force. 5 Apr 2017 Joining the police force was a boyhood dream for Colin Dillon. Raised in the seaside town of Caloundra, Queensland, his desire was reinforced through the positive influence of the local police sergeant. Colin is a respected Elder of the Kumbumerri peoples of the Yugambeh Nation. He was inducted into the Queensland Police Force in 1965. At the time of his joining the Police Force, although he did not realise it, he was the first Indigenous person in the nation to join and become a full sworn member of a police force. As Australia's first Indigenous police officer, he was quick to realise that it would take strength and courage to stay the rugged course that lay ahead if he was to fulfil his life's dream of being a police officer. It was two years before the 1967 Referendum that introduced counting Aboriginal people in the nation's census. It would be another decade before Australia was to ratify the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act. "I took a stand that I would not be pushed out of the police force by the administration of the day because of the colour of my skin," Dillon said. Colin received an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. For Dr Dillon, retirement from the police service does not mean an end to work. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board on Indigenous Radio Station, 98.9FM. He is a director on the Board of the Queensland Heart Foundation as well as a number of other committees.


Aboriginal Hostels Limited - Board of Directors and Executive

www.ahl.gov.au [cached]

Dr Colin Dillon
Director Mr Colin Dillon has been a Board member sice 11 December 2005. He is currently employed by the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy. Colin was awarded the Australian Police medal in 1992, for distiguished service to the Queensland Police Service. Colin retired as an Inspector of Police in the Queensland Police Service after a career of 36 years. He has an Honorary University Doctorate and Commissioner of Declarations.


Aboriginal Hostels Limited - Board of Directors and Executive

ahl.gov.au [cached]

Dr Colin Dillon
Director Mr Colin Dillon has been a Board member sice 11 December 2005. He is currently employed by the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy. Colin was awarded the Australian Police medal in 1992, for distiguished service to the Queensland Police Service. Colin retired as an Inspector of Police in the Queensland Police Service after a career of 36 years. He has an Honorary University Doctorate and Commissioner of Declarations.


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