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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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Northern Territory Ministers and Members Code of Conduct On conclusion of the Parliamentary Disciplinary Committee investigation its recommendation(s) will be brought before Parliament for a ballot on its implementation. Any wilful contravention of any of the requirements of this Code by any person will be dealt with accordingly and in addition to any other punishment that may be awarded by the Parliament the Parliament may impose a fine upon the Minister or Member of such amount not exceeding fifty percent of a Member of Parliaments annual base salary as it determines as set out in the Legislative Assembly (Code of Conduct) Act. 2.2 Default of Payments of Fine In default of the payment of any fine imposed on a Member within the time ordered they will be subject to the provisions contained within the Legislative Assembly (Code of Conduct) Act. Country Liberal Party Proposed 3. GENERAL STANDARDS OF CONDUCT 3.1 Compliance with Code, Laws and Orders In carrying out their duties, Ministers and Members must ensure that their conduct in office is, in fact and in appearance, in accordance with this Code of Conduct. Ministers and Members must promote the observance of this Code by leadership and example in the public bodies for which they are responsible and must ensure that they comply with and uphold all applicable laws. 3.2 Responsibility for Conduct Ministers and Members must ensure that their personal conduct is consistent with the dignity, reputation and integrity of Parliament. Ministers and Members are required to ensure that their decisions, directions and conduct in office do not encourage or induce other public officials, including public servants, to breach the law, or to fail to comply with the relevant code of ethical conduct applicable to them in their official capacity. Ministers are responsible to Parliament for their actions and the actions of the departments and agencies within their portfolio. Ministers are also expected to ensure that reasonable measures are put in place in the departments and agencies for which they are responsible, to discourage and prevent corruption by officials. Page 4 of 12

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