Inquiry into code of conduct
Terms of reference
On 2 March 2011, the Senate referred the following matter to the committee for inquiry and report:
The development of a draft code of conduct for senators, with particular reference to:
(a) the operation of codes of conduct in other parliaments;
(b) who could make a complaint in relation to breaches of a code and how those complaints might be considered;
(c) the role of the proposed Parliamentary Integrity Commissioner in upholding a code; and
(d) how a code might be enforced and what sanctions could be available to the parliament.
This inquiry is being undertaken in parallel with a similar reference to the Privileges and Members' Interests Committee of the House of Representatives. Information about that inquiry is available here:
On 29 November 2012 the tabled its report.
The committee has received submissions from the following people:
- Mr Malcolm Peacock, Clerk of the Legislative Council of Western Australia (PDF 2247KB)
- Ms Lynn Lovelock, Clerk of the Legislative Council of New South Wales (PDF 209KB)
- Mr Russell Grove, Clerk of the New South Wals Legislative Asembly (PDF 1082KB)
- Professor John Uhr, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University (PDF 29KB)
- Mr Tom Duncan, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory (PDF 488KB)
- Dr Rosemary Laing, Clerk of the Senate (PDF 653KB)
Note that the committee will also have regard to the submissions received by the House comittee.
Senate Standing Committee of Senators’ Interests
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600
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