Steve Bishop started his journalistic career on a local paper in the UK in 1965, was an investigative reporter with the News of the World from 1973-81 (when it still had ethics), a senior reporter and feature writer on Queensland’s Sunday Sun from (1982-89) and for 10 years principal media advisor to Premier Peter Beattie.
He is the author of an exposé on government and police corruption in Queensland, The Most Dangerous Detective; the Outrageous Glen Patrick Hallahan, which topped the best sellers in Amazon’s true crime, organised crime category soon after its release in November 2012.
Requests to the Crime and Misconduct Commission for the release of Fitzgerald Inquiry documents held by Queensland State Archives eventually led to the release of “secret” information, which in turn led to a Parliamentary Inquiry and a special Act Of Parliament making the documents secret again.
Steve covered the Fitzgerald Inquiry for the Sunday Sun and believes it is essential for Queensland to have an independent corruption watchdog.
He now spends his time writing an irregular blog, travelling widely and investigating red wines.
You can read more by Steve Bishop at stevebishop.net.