If it's good enough for Hillary it's good enough for Malcolm of Lakemba Turnbull.
Same Ideology Same M/ O
Hillary Clinton Private Email scandal
Friday, 9 October 2015
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his continuing use of non-government email, saying the nation's secrets are safe.
News Corp on Friday reported Mr Turnbull was running a private email server and using it for official business, rather than government IT systems. But Mr Turnbull told reporters he had sought advice on the situation, and sensitive communications were only sent through government channels.
He said many government ministers used private methods of communication including email and SMS messages, and to do otherwise would be impractical.
'To suggest that...every piece of Government or communication by a politician that relates to his or her office can only be transmitted on a government email account or to a government email account would mean you could never write a letter to your constituent, you could never use SMS,' he said.
Mr Turnbull said 'national classified information' had not been sent on 'services other than those approved for it'.
'Obviously any material that is classified or sensitive remains within the Government system,' he said.
He added that people shouldn't assume government email services are more secure than private ones.