The Codes of Conduct provide direction to Elected Members and employees as to acceptable behavioural standards while they represent the Yorke Peninsula Council.
The Codes also provide the community with an understanding of the standard of behaviour that they can expect from the Elected Members and Council employees.
The following codes have been gazetted and published by the Minister for Planning:
Gifts and Benefits
Sometimes a member of the community might offer a staff member or Elected member a gift or other benefit. This might be as a genuine thank you for a job well done, or, with ulterior motives in an attempt to influence their decision-making.
While Council policy has always supported the following position, now the law also requires that any benefit must be refused if:
- It is given in an attempt to influence, or
- If receiving it would, in the mind of a reasonable person, be perceived that it would prevent the receiver’s ability to act impartially.
Council’s Code of Conduct respectively, assist our Elected Members and Employees to understand what, if any, gift and benefit is appropriate to receive and when it is appropriate to do so, while they act on behalf of the Yorke Peninsula Council.
When it is appropriate for a gift or benefit to be received, that item will be entered into the either the Council Elected Members’ or the Council Employees’ Gifts and Benefits Register. In pursuit of the principle of open and transparent government, both Registers are publicly available.
Elected Members’ Gifts and Benefits Register
Employee Gifts and Benefits Register