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Code of Conduct


All employees, part-time office holders, contractors and volunteers of the Australia Council must comply with the organisation’s values and conduct standards:

  1. Behave honestly and with integrity.
  2. Act with care and diligence.
  3. Treat everyone with respect and courtesy and without harassment of any kind.
  4. Comply with all applicable Australian laws.
  5. Not provide false or misleading information in response to a request for information that is made for official purposes.
  6. Comply with any lawful and reasonable direction given by someone in the Australia Council who has the authority to give the direction.
  7. Maintain appropriate confidentiality.
  8. Disclose and take reasonable steps to avoid any conflict of interest (real or apparent) in the course of their employment.
  9. Use Australia Council and Commonwealth resources in a proper manner.
  10. Not make improper use of inside information, or your duties, status, power or authority to gain, or seek to gain, a benefit or advantage for yourself or any other person.
  11. Behave in a way that upholds the integrity and reputation of the Australia Council at all times.