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      8   DRAFT CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Mr Albanese (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That:

(1)    the Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee (the Committee):

(a)    develop a draft Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament; and

(b)   report back to the House by the end of the Autumn 2011 sittings;

(2)    in considering the matters in paragraph 1 above, the Committee give consideration to:

(a)    the operation of codes of conduct in other parliaments;

(b)   who could make a complaint in relation to breaches of a code and how those complaints might be considered;

(c)    the role of the proposed Parliamentary Integrity Commissioner in upholding a code; and

(d)   how a code might be enforced and what sanctions could be available to the Parliament; and

(3)    the Committee consult with the equivalent committee in the Senate on the text of a Code of Conduct with the aim of developing a uniform code, together with uniform processes for its implementation for Members and Senators.

Question—put and passed.