Comments Policy

The purpose of this website is to engage as many people as possible in constructive discussions about Greens issues, policies and politics. So vibrant and open comments threads on various topics are at the heart of what we aim to achieve.
However, to encourage open participation, and because the website reflects directly on the Australian Greens Party, Senators and members, there are limits to acceptable communication. It’s important to set out some ground rules up front to make sure the discussion is constructive and civilised.

Moderation

We welcome all kinds of comments and thoughts, supportive, dissenting, critical or otherwise, as long as they are made in the spirit of constructive and civilised dialogue. All comments will be monitored, not moderated.

However, the administrators will delete or edit comments that deviate from our rules of conduct, as set out below. Regular rule-breakers may be blacklisted.

General Rules

  • Keep it clean
    Please use polite language at all times. Coarse, racist or sexist language, abuse and attacks are not acceptable.

  • Stay on target
    Please do your best to stay on topic. While we appreciate wide-ranging discussions, we’d like to avoid derailed threads.

  • Keep it short
    Please try to avoid excessively frequent or long comments, which may discourage others from participating.

  • No hawkers
    This website is a place to discuss political, social, environmental and ethical issues related to our work. It is NOT somewhere to sell your goods and services.

  • Email privacy
    Email addresses used when commenting are not published on the blog, nor shared. They may be used by the administrators to privately contact the commenter, but will never be shared with any other organisation.

  • Trolling
    Trolling is not acceptable.

  • Sock puppetry
    Pseudonyms in order to maintain your anonymity are fine, but sock puppetry is not.

  • Spam
    Spam comments will be removed.

 

Legal Note

The opinions expressed in comments threads are entirely the responsibility of the various contributors. While the Australian Greens will do everything within reason to ensure that they are not defamatory, we accept no liability for them or the content of links included in them.

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