DAISI has clear Conflict of Interest policies in accordance with section 13(7) of the Code of Conduct contained in the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act). Specifically all DAISI members, executive, officer bearers, and employees must:
- take reasonable steps to avoid any conflict of interest (real or apparent) in connection with their involvement with DAISI; and
- disclose details of any material personal interest that may be an actual or perceived conflict of interest.
DAISI’s Conflict of Interest Policies are also in accordance with section 13(10) of the PS Act. Specifically DAISI members, executive, officer Bearers, and/or employees must not improperly use inside information or their duties, status, power or authority:
- to gain, or seek to gain, a benefit or an advantage for themself or any other person; or
- to cause, or seek to cause, detriment to DAISI, the Commonwealth or any other person.
All apparent or real conflicts of interest should be avoided wherever possible.
In certain situations a conflict of interest cannot be avoided. In such situations DAISI policies are also in accordance with section Section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 with an obligation for all DAISI members, executive, officer Bearers, and/or employees to disclose such interests. In this way special safeguards can be put in place to ensure such perceived or actual conflicts of interest are not allowed to affect decision making.
DAISI’ Conflict of Interest Policies and Code of Conduct are listed below: