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Open letter to Ms Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission

In response to Right to freedom of speech cannot breach employment contract at http://www.theage.com.au/comment/right-to-freedom-of-speech-cannot-breach-employment-contract-20150430-1mwn9f.html Dear Ms Triggs I write in response to your article which was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday 1 May 2015. As President of our … Continue reading

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Twitter—The heart-beat of our democratic process

    Twitter has changed. From its inception when our now Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted about eating ice-cream at Double Bay, Twitter has evolved to be a platform for public comment—truly an instrument of the implied freedom of political communication, … Continue reading

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What do we mean when we say ‘to act politically’?

Recently, our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, was reported to say that she is not a ‘feminist’. I was rather taken aback by this on hearing it, but on reflection, I think that the statement may well be true. Julie Bishop … Continue reading

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APSC Circular 2012/1: Revisions to the Commission’s guidance on making public comment _ an analysis

Under its heading, “Making public comment”, the revised APSC Circular 2012/1: Revisions to the Commission’s guidance on making public comment and participating online states: “APS employees have the same right to freedom of expression as other members of the community, … Continue reading

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