Qld Health workers told: 'Think before you speak'

Queensland Health warns public servants about saying too much on social media
Queensland Health warns public servants about saying too much on social media Kari Bourne

QUEENSLAND public servants have been warned to watch their political commentary during the election campaign in case it is mistaken for "official policy".

In what at least three health workers told Fairfax Media was a first, Queensland Health Director-General Ian Maynard sent a missive to employees requesting they think before they post or speak on political issues.

In the emailed note Mr Maynard said he was providing "general guidance" about "your right, as a private citizen, to participate in the political process, including commenting on political/government policies and activities or running for office".

"I encourage and welcome you to express your personal views and opinions," he said.

"No doubt like every election there will be some robust discussions happening around the state.

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