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Code of Conduct

Under the Local Land Services Act 2013 every Local Land Services Board and local board member must

  • act honestly and exercise a reasonable degree of care and diligence in carrying out his or her functions under this or any other Act
  • act for a proper purpose in carrying out his or her functions under this or any other Act
  • not use his or her office or position for personal advantage
  • not use his or her office or position to the detriment of the Board or the member's local Board (respectively)
  • disclose any interest (whether pecuniary or otherwise) that could conflict with the proper performance of his or her functions under this or any other Act and avoid performing any function that could involve such as conflict of interest.

The Local Land Services Board of Chairs may issue a code of conduct to be observed by all members of the Board and local board members. This may relate to any conduct (whether by way of act or omission) of a member in carrying out his or her functions that is likely to bring the Board or a local board into disrepute.

In particular, the code of conduct may contain provisions for or with respect to the following conduct

  • conduct that contravenes all or specified provisions of this Act or the regulations in all or specified circumstances
  • improper or unethical conduct
  • abuse of power and other misconduct
  • action causing, comprising or involving any of the following
    • intimidation, harassment or verbal abuse
    • discrimination, disadvantage or adverse treatment in relation to employment
    • prejudice in the provision of a service to the community
  • conduct of a member causing, comprising or involving any of the following
    • directing or influencing, or attempting to direct or influence, a member of the staff of Local Land Services in the exercise of the functions of the staff member
    • an act of disorder committed by the member at a meeting of the Board or a local board
    • the disclosure by members of interests (whether pecuniary or otherwise) that could conflict with the proper performance of a member's functions and avoidance of conflicts of interest
    • the disclosure by members of confidential documents and information.