Code of ethics and codes of conduct

Code of ethics

Commissioner’s Instruction No. 7 – Code of Ethics sets out the minimum standards of conduct and integrity to be complied with by all public sector bodies and employees. It repeals and replaces the Western Australian Public Sector Code of Ethics that was previously issued on 1 February 2008 by the former Commissioner for Public Sector Standards.

Codes of conduct

Codes of conduct are an important tool for clearly articulating the behaviour expected of board members. All public sector agencies, including boards, are required to have a code of conduct. A conduct guide, including a template code of conduct for boards and committees has been developed by the Public Sector Commission, and this or your organisation’s existing code of conduct for employees may also be useful in the development of a code of conduct for board members.

Further information


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