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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 In all areas, confidential information gained during office will not be used and care should be taken to ensure that preferential treatment for the new employer or the business is not obtained by the use of contacts and personal influence by the former Minister. Former Ministers taking up employment following parliamentary service, must not take up employment in industries directly link to or related to their immediately preceding portfolio responsibilities for a period of 6 months after leaving their Ministerial responsibilities. 7. DILIGENCE Ministers should exercise due diligence, care and attention, and at all times seek to achieve the highest standards practicable in relation to their duties and responsibilities in their official capacity as a Government Minister. 8. ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY Ministers and Members will be scrupulous in their use of public property, services and facilities, and will make every endeavour to prevent misuse by other persons. These resources are to be used only in connection with official duties. Ministers and Members will adhere to guidelines issued by the Speaker in relation to the use of the facilities of the Legislative Assembly building and offices. 9. DEFINITIONS Immediate family means the Ministers or Members domestic partner, the Minister's or Members children and the children of the Minister's or Members domestic partner. Domestic Partner means the person who lives with a person in a domestic partnership, and includes a spouse (a 'domestic partnership' means the relationship between two people, regardless of gender, living together as a couple on a genuine domestic basis). Close relatives means the Ministers or Members immediate family, the Ministers or Members parents and siblings and the domestic partners of the Ministers or Members children and siblings. Page 12 of 12