From the early '90s onwards, Aussie crime dramas have become commonplace on national television. Accompanying these programs, some notable law enforcers also began to populate the small screen. From feminine firepowers to tough minority cops, these are some of the coolest cops we have seen on Australian television.
Our pick of the best shows on Aussie screens this week including The National IQ Test, the fall-out from Melissa's death in Packed to the Rafters, the welcome arrival of Conan on free-to-air, the return of Fringe, and more.
As Sea Patrol enters its fourth series for the Nine Network, Lisa McCune recalls that it was watching another Australian drama that actually helped her make the decision to step aboard the HMAS Hammersley.