Public servants and the implied freedom of political communication

Gray, Anthony Davidson (2021) Public servants and the implied freedom of political communication. Federal Law Review, 49 (1). pp. 3-39. ISSN 0067-205X


Abstract

This paper considers the implied freedom of political communication in relation to public servants. These employees are typically the subject of stringent codes of conduct in terms of their public comment about political issues. However, their expertise means they have a potentially very valuable contribution to make to public debate. This article considers the difficult reconciliation between these values in the context of a recent High Court decision.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. The Author(s) 2021.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 05:13
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 23:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: implied freedom of political communication, free speech, public servants, confidentiality
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4807 Public law > 480702 Constitutional law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2302 Government and politics > 230203 Political systems
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0067205X20973477
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41499

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