blogging ethics in the APS

blogging ethics in the APS

This vodcast was produced by the Australian Public Service Commission as a ‘supporting resource’ for its Ethics Advisory Service (launched 6 May, 2009.)

The scenario includes the unfortunate racial stereotype of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander officer (complete with ATSI flag lapel pin) causing mayhem in his department through injudicious comments on his blog about the Secretary of his department.

One of the APS Values includes a line about “is sensitive to the diversity of the Australian public.”

Clearly the APSC need counselling in their own values.