If I were to publish an email conversation that I have with a private individual then in many countries that could be found to be an invasion of privacy (it is a conversation that the other could expect to be private and as such I would require their consent to publish it). How does this change when dealing with a publicly elected official?
Specifically, if I email an elected politician can I publish my email and their response without their permission?
Jurisdiction is Australia, but I'm interested in other country's laws as well (I won't accept something that isn't specific to Australia but will upvote them, thus I have delibrately avoided tagging this question as specific to Australia - please don't add it!).