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Acceptable Use Policy

This policy applies to the DEFGLIS Website, Public and Private Facebook Pages

For members and users:

  • Self-moderate - Think whether you would be embarrassed by your post a year from now.  Consider whether the tone and level of your remarks are appropriate for an all-ranks group that has partners, friends, community members and members of foreign military services.
  • There is a risk that posts from this group may become public despite our policy of non-attribution. You should keep that risk in mind when posting.
  • The facebook page and discussion forums should have a moderate atmosphere where everyone feels they can contribute to constructive dialogue. Give everyone a fair go.
  • All members should treat each other with dignity and mutual respect when engaging. The principles of equity, diversity and inclusion are to apply to how we talk to one another via Facebook.
  • Attack ideas ... not your mates.
  • Be cautious of using generalisations such as "all junior ranks," you may inadvertently offend a significant number of members.
  • Keep discussion threads on topic.  If you have a new idea, make a different post.
  • Complaints about another members behaviour should be referred to the board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - they don't belong on the public page. 
  • You must not post abusive, bullying, harassing, discriminatory, anti-social, offensive, or material that would constitute unacceptable behaviour according to definitions used by the Department of Defence. Such material will be removed from the page. You may be temporarily ejected or banned from this page/group for a breach of this rule. You can also report abuse using Facebook features.
  • You must not post allegations. Allegations will be removed from the page/group. You should refer allegations to an appropriate authority that has the power to investigate your allegations. DEFGLIS may refer any allegations that are posted to an appropriate authority.  You may be temporarily ejected or banned from this page/group for a breach of this rule.
  • You must not post defamatory material. Defamatory material will be removed from the page. You may be temporarily ejected or banned from this page/group for a breach of this rule.
  • This is closed group, which means that non-members can see that you are a member.  You should leave this group if you are concerned about your privacy.  All DEFGLIS information is available via www.defglis.com.au if you choose to leave this group.
  • You only represent your own views with posts on this page.  If you are representing the Department of Defence, or any other organisation, you must explicitly include this information with your post.
  • If you remain in this group, you agree to the terms of use outlined in this document.

For moderators:

  • Moderators must retain a copy of posts prior to deletion and be prepared to explain their decision to the poster.
  • A post or comment may only be deleted if it does not conform to the guidelines above.
  • Posts critical of the ADF and DEFGLIS are permitted, providing they contain constructive criticism and will lead to a reasonable debate about the issue.  For example: "This" is bad ... I think "this" should be done about it.

General notes and conditions:

  • This facebook page is a closed group, which means that your comments are not available to the public, but they are viewable by the membership. You are responsible for your posts. Any post you make could potentially become public, so don't post anything you wouldn't want your mother, boss, or CDF to see.
  • Posts made on the facebook page may not be attributed to the person outside of the membership without their express permission to do so. This guideline does not apply in cases of unacceptable behaviour, a complaint or a breach of these terms of use or the DEFGLIS constitution.
  • Department of Defence does not have permission to make records of posts within this Facebook group or conduct monitoring without the express permission of the DEFGLIS board - employees that are part of this group must agree to associate with members on a personal basis and not in an official capacity.
  • Members will be allowed to join this group if they declare that they have a connection to Defence. Your privacy is not guaranteed and members of the public can see the members of this group.
  • Members and moderators must agree to adhere to these guidelines. Violation may result in removal from the group.
  • Terms of Use may change at any time without notice.
  • Appeals may be made to the board of DEFGLIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The authority to restrict access to this facebook page/group is the DEFGLIS board.

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