High Court On Public Servant’s Tweets
Posted on: Fri 9 Aug 2019
A landmark decision was made when the High Court ruled that the Federal Government may restrict the right of public servants to express political views after Michaela Banerji was fired for breaching social media guidelines.
Upon losing her case, Banerji said that “it’s a loss for all of us, and I’m very, very, very sorry.”
“The only advantage of this case and taking this action was to affirm the role of this freedom of speech for public servants, and we failed,” she said.
Anthony Forsyth, Professor of Workplace Law at RMIT University, joins Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann to discuss this decision affecting free speech rights.
Produced by Tom Mann