Excerpt from

NSW Department of Education and Training
Code of Conduct
Implementation Date: 15 June 2004
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6. Rights of staff

6.1 Public employment carries with it an obligation to serve the public interest, however staff should not be subject to unnecessary restrictions unrelated to the public interest. Staff have all of the normal rights and obligations of employees under common and statute law.

6.2 Staff should comply with a lawful direction given by an authorised officer. Staff however have a right to question any instruction which they think may be unlawful or unethical.