Parliamentary Codes of Conduct

The Parliamentary Library of the Australian Parliament has produced “A survey of codes of conduct in Australian and selected overseas parliaments.”

[The] 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.

The section on Canada deals only with the federal government and contains a number of useful links.

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