Australian civil servants ordered to fink on colleagues who criticize gov't online

Australia's far-right crybaby government is so terrified of civil servants criticizing its policies that it has ordered government employees to snitch on any colleagues who breathe an unhappy word about the politicians of the day online, even if the criticism is anonymous, because it is "unprofessional." Civil servants are also banned from editing Wikipedia in ways that make politicians and their policies look bad.

The sweeping new rules will even cover ­public servants posting political comments anonymously, including mummy bloggers on parenting websites, if a colleague knew their online identity.

The new policy clearly states it covers the use of social media in an official and unofficial ­capacity, whether for professional or personal use. If public servants are found to have ­breached the ­Australian Public Service Code of Conduct they could be sacked. Colleagues will also be encouraged to dob in each other.

“If an employee becomes aware of another employee who is engaging in conduct that may breach this policy, there is an expectation that the employee will report the conduct to the ­department,’’ the policy states.“

Colleagues told: Dob in political web posts

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  1. I remember visiting the US in 2004.. Every single person i met, bar none, made sure i understood that they had NOT voted for Bush.

    Now i feel exactly how they did... I feel like to saying to everybody, over and over, I didn't vote for this. I just wish there was some eraser we could use when its all over, to put it all back. The destruction this govt is doing to us, to our country, i doubt could ever be healed.

  2. Thankfully the doofus asshole our fucking idiotic countrymen voted for is doing a great job at making sure he only has one term.

    I have personal disdain for anyone who voted for them and a tiny violin to play if they're now surprised at what he's doing to Australia. He's always been a conservative, sexist, xenophobic shitbag and now he gets to shape a nation as he wants.

    Tony Abbott: Die. In. A. Fire. And take that haggard bitch Bishop with you (both of them please).

  3. You're proud that you voted for the most lazy, pathetic and ineffectual president in US history?

    Golf clap for you, sir.

  4. Lazy? Lazy? Look pal, I don't know how long you've been around, but if you think starting two wars at the same time in the span of 18 months, one of which is still going on, is the result of laziness you've got another thing coming.

    Two wars. Thousands dead. "Bring it on." "Mission accomplished." "The Decider." These things are not the work of a lazy man. A foolish cretin who has no idea what their bumbling mistakes will cost the world while wasting millions of dollars and calling for a tax cut, certainly, but it takes a special kind of dedication to be that much of a clueless asshat.

  5. Trent_​​Baker, With Kevin we would have had broadband, gay marriage, a climate policy that's supported by a number of climate scientists and economists larger than zero, a minister for science that exists, medicare not sold off, trees in Tasmania that aren't woodchipped, a great barrier reef minus industrial sludge, a speaker who isn't transparently biased, a number of female ministers larger than one, a minister for women who isn't a raging misogynist, a human right commissioner who actually thinks the human rights commission should exist, no special laws to protect bigots being passed, etc. You must be using some strange usage of the phrase "a lot worse" that I hadn't previously been aware of.

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