.So we can be bigots, but not criticise the government. Right. I wonder when we will be required to get a haircut like that of our dear leader?
(Courier Mail, page 20) Tweet:Welcome to East Germany!
— Anna (@AB_Nanna) April 5, 2014)
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Anyone who lived through the Stasi era in Germany would be getting goose bumps right now in Australia. Newspapers today are reporting that the rules are being changed to encourage public servants to dob in mates who they think might be criticising Abbot Government on social media, even if it is in a personal sphere or anonymous. But isn't it a public servant's job to critique proposed policy and point out flaws before they are made law? These new rules would have the effect of making that impossible. (There are interesting comments after the article.)