The government’s Department of Information issues a press statement about the Economy Minister’s personal libel suits

Published: February 14, 2017 at 1:14am

When cabinet ministers sue for libel, they do so in their personal capacity. It follows that any statement they release to the media about those libel suits should be released in their personal capacity, on their personal stationery, using their personal name.

Cabinet ministers only sue in their official role when they are suing on government business. And only then would it be permissible to issue a formal statement through the Department of Information under the Ministry’s name.

Konrad Mizzi did this, too: using the government’s Department of Information to instruct the public on the finer points of his international marriage.

These bogans know nothing about boundaries and procedure. #bringbacktheguillotine