Social Media Policy

Objective 
To provide direction to employees and Board members while informing the community, regarding the use of social media by Centroc. 

Background 
Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. It depends on mobile and web-­based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-­create, discuss and modify user-­generated content. It introduces substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organisations, communities and individuals.

Social media is rapidly changing the way we work. Key to this policy is that comments published or broadcast via social media are in the public realm. Centroc believes this new model for interaction can support better outcomes for both the region’s advocacy and operational objectives.

For these reasons and at the direction of Fair Work Australia* Centroc has an obligation to provide social media policy.

This policy provides parameters that direct employees, Board members and service providers regarding social media use in their professional capacity in the workplace and when representing Centroc. Advice is also provided to inform employees of the risks associated with social media when used in a personal capacity.

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* Footnote advice on Fair Work Australia decision