Ethical standards

Parliamentary Service Values and departmental policies

The Parliamentary Service Values and Code of Conduct, set out in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999, govern the ethical standards expected of departmental employees. A series of departmental policies support the values and code of conduct and describe in detail the standards of behaviour expected of staff.

Clerk’s Instructions

The Clerk’s Instructions provide departmental staff with guidance on corporate governance and the management of departmental resources. During 2006–07, the Financial Management Section reviewed the Clerk’s Instructions and guidelines to ensure their currency. Such reviews are now scheduled on an annual basis.

No serious breaches of the Clerk’s Instructions were reported or detected during the year.

Social justice and equity impacts

As the department does not administer public programs, it does not directly implement a social justice strategy.

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