The Canberra Times has the welcome news that the Legislative Assembly code of conduct has been watered down to account for the significant percentage of the citizenry who are best ignored:
A requirement for ACT politicians to treat citizens with courtesy and respect has been stripped from a new code of conduct for the ACT Legislative [...]
The ABC has some inside word on Shane Rattenbury’s plans for the coming sitting week.
Of particular excitement are plans to set up a Standards Commissioner for reporting the misbehaviour of MLAs to:
Members of the public who suspect misbehaviour by ACT’s politicians could soon have their claims investigated by a standards commissioner.
Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury [...]
Speaker Rattenbury has received a review of the Legislative Assembly’s code of conduct.
The recommendations are:
1. The ACT Legislative Assembly should continue to have a Code of Conduct for its Members.
2. That Code of Conduct should be made by resolution of the Assembly and not be included in, or made under, an Act of the Assembly.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced her plans for an integrity framework for the ACT Government and Public Service:
A refreshed and modern Ministerial Code of Conduct has been developed, following recent reforms on this front in other jurisdictions, along with a new Code of Conduct for Ministerial Staff which has been released in draft form [...]