Tag: social media

“A powerful chill”? Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23 and the political expression of public servants

BY KIERAN PENDER

This month, the High Court of Australia confronted for the first time an issue that has vexed courts around the world for decades. How can the compelling need for an impartial bureaucracy be reconciled with the fact … Read the rest

Public Servants, Social Media and the Constitution

BY GARY HANSELL AND ADRIENNE STONE

Although the implied freedom of political communication is now a well-established principle of Australian constitutional law, it does not appear to be widely understood. Some evidence of this is seen in the recently promulgated  … Read the rest

Social media and the courts

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 11.08.33 amBY ALYSIA BLACKHAM AND GEORGE WILLIAMS

Social media is pervasive in many sectors of Australian society. However, Australia’s courts are generally taking a cautious approach to using this technology to enhance and complement their processes. Where courts have used social … Read the rest

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