Former public servant Michaela Banerji loses High Court free speech case

Doug Dingwall
Sally Whyte
By Doug Dingwall, and Sally Whyte
Updated August 12 2019 - 11:35pm, first published August 7 2019 - 12:00am

The nation's highest court has found the federal government's limits on free speech in the public service are constitutional, in a decision that clears the way for punishments targeting bureaucrats who express political views.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.