Information on social media
On 7 August 2019, the full bench of the High Court delivered its judgment in the case Comcare v Banerji. The court unanimously found the actions of the relevant departments in this case were constitutionally valid.
APS employees must at all times behave in a way that upholds the APS Values. The APSC has guidance about the need to act consistently with the APS Values when using social media. This emphasises the importance of having an impartial and apolitical public service. For more information, read Making public comment on social media: A guide for employees.
The APSC has also provided some background information about the Banerji case and about making public comment on social media.