Dec 172010
 
 December 17, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Workplace

Alexandra Smith reports:

The NSW Parliament will not discipline or even identify staff members or MPs who used the parliamentary computer system to access websites that contained ”sexually explicit images of young people”.

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Richard Torbay, and the President of the Legislative Council, Amanda Fazio, have declared the matter closed despite confirmation that nine inappropriate websites were accessed.

In a statement yesterday, they confirmed that advice from the Crown Solicitor was that there was ”no legal obligation to refer the information in the report to the NSW Police Force”.

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The identity of the staff or MPs who accessed the pornographic sites will remain secret, ensuring no one can be disciplined, despite an obvious breach of the Parliament’s IT guidelines.

Read more in The Age.

Now, see, I wouldn’t think that public officials using publicly funded work-related computers should have an expectation of privacy if they engage in such conduct.

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