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Using this policy

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4. Using this policy

4.1 Policy structure

Throughout this policy:

  • Principles describe how a communication method or overarching statement may assist staff in meeting their organisation’s objectives.
  • Policy requirements provide a guide to executing communications activities in accordance with best-practice, and will generally include:
    • actions that must be done
    • actions that are recommended
    • available supporting resources and tools.

Definitions have been included to aid interpretation of the policy as intended.

4.2 Key terms

Key words Interpretation


The action is mandatory

Must not

The action must not be done


The specified action is regarded as being best practice in the context of the Tasmanian Government Communications Policy but not mandatory. Valid reasons to deviate from the recommended action may exist in particular circumstances but the full implications need to be considered before choosing to disregard the action.