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High court rules public servants can be sacked for political social media posts

Free speech test case of former immigration department employee Michaela Banerji has implications for 2 million federal, state and local workers.

The high court has unanimously upheld a decision to sack a public servant, Michaela Banerji, for anonymous social media posts that criticised the government’s immigration policy.

  • Paul Karp
  • The Guardian

The court delivered its judgment in the landmark freedom of speech test case on Wednesday, upholding an appeal from the workers’ compensation agency Comcare which argued it was reasonable for the immigration department to sack…

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