Public Servants Can Be Politically Active

Many of the people at the front line of alcohol harm are public servants. One could argue that public servants have a responsibility to inform MPs about the situation with alcohol harm.

State Service Commission (SCC) guidelines make it clear that in almost all instances, individuals can be politically active, including on issues related to their public service vocation.

To be double sure, we also contacted the PSA (Public Service Association) who confirmed this. Only public servants directly working on the policy area in question need stay neutral.

See the State Services Commission guidelines