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Northern Territory Code of Conduct for Ministers and Members proposed by the Country Liberal Party August 2006



Northern Territory Code of Conduct for Ministers and Members proposed by the Country Liberal Party August 2006

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Country Liberal Party Proposed Northern Territory Ministers and Members Code of Conduct 1. PREAMBLE________________________________________________________________3 1.1 General Obligations of Ministers and Members______________________ 3 2. ENFORCEMENT OF C O D E ______________ _________________________________ 3 2.1 Failure to Comply with Code______________________________________ 3 2.2 Default of Payments of F in e ______________________________________ 4 3. GENERAL STANDARDS OF CONDUCT____________________________________4 3.1 Compliance with Code, Laws and Orders___________________________ 4 3.2 Responsibility for Conduct________________________________________ 4 4. RESPECT FOR THE LAW AND THE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT_________ 5 4.1 Conformity with the Principles of Accountability and Financial and Collective Responsibility________________________________________________ 5 4.2 Official and Personal Conduct_____________________________________ 5 4.3 Conduct as Employers_________ __________________________________ 6 5. RESPECT FOR PERSONS____________________________________________ __ 6 5.1 Public References to Individuals__________________________________ 6 5.2 Relations with the Public Se rv ice______ .__________________________ 6 5.3 Caretaker Pe riod___________________________________ _____________7 6. INTEGRITY_________________________________ ____________________________ 7 6.1 Ministers and Members Private Interests_________________________7 6.2 Disclosure and Management______________________________________ 8 6.3 Executive Functions_____________________________________________ 8 6.4 Cabinet Deliberations____________________________________________ 9 6.5 Profession or Business____________________________________________ 9 6.6 Personal Interests of Staff________________________________________ 9 6.7 Use of Information Obtained in the Course of Official Duties________ 9 6.8 Attractive and Portable Assets___________________________________10 6.9 Cab Charge Cards_______________________________________________ 10 6.10 Gifts and Benefits_______________________________________________ 10 6.11 Acceptance of G ifts_____________________________________________ 10 6.12 Travel, Accommodation and Hospitality_______________________ _ _ 11 6.13 Post-Separation Employment____________________________________11 7. DILIGENCE______________________________________________________________ 12 8. ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY____________________________________________12 9. DEFINITIONS ________________________________ 12 Page 2 of 12

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