Monday, June 26, 2006

Survey of Codes of Conduct in Australian and Other Parliaments

The Parliamentary Library in Australia recently released a study entitled A survey of codes of conduct in Australian and selected overseas parliaments:

"The conduct of ministers and members of parliament is often in the news. The need for parliamentary codes of conduct, particularly ministerial codes, is discussed when the public duty and private interests of members of parliament are reported to conflict."

"This e-brief summarises the approach taken in federal, state and territory and some overseas parliaments to codes of conduct for ministers and members of parliament, registers of interests, the post-separation employment of ministers and the use of ethics commissioners in providing advice on and/or conducting investigations into breaches of codes. Where possible the publication provides links to relevant documents. It does not compare codes of conduct."

"This e-brief also examines the codes of conduct in the parliaments of the United Kingdom, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and the USA."

Earlier Library Boy posts on government and/or public service ethics include:

Recent Library of Parliament (Canada) publications on the topic of government ethics include:

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