Despite it being one of the most odious terms of the last century, the headline “Spin doctor silenced’ caught my eye in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Apparently the person who looks after social media in the Immigration Department has been ‘silenced’ by the Abbot government. Apparently he had a combative presence.
If you are working in communications at the top governmental level in this country, how combative do you think you are allowed to be – and get away with it? I also wonder whether the desire to only “focus on good stories” is just a little bit optimistic given the number of boats heading this way? Is silence golden when you want to rock the boats? Ian Mc