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Silencing public servants

May 7th, 2016

Episode 124 of 151 episodes

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that Centrelink's decision to sack an employee for anonymous posts critical of the department on a discussion group was a "gross intrusion on the private lives of public servants". The Department is now appealing. What a public servant is free to say is now being fought in the courts.

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