Seeking advice about conflicts of interest
Sometimes there is uncertainty about the extent of a public official’s duty, or difficulty in identifying a private interest. On other occasions there is difficulty resolving any conflict of interest. In any case of doubt or uncertainty, chief executive officers, senior executive officers, senior officers and the staff of Ministers and Assistant Ministers can seek advice about conflict of interest issues from the Integrity Commissioner.
Requests for advice should be made in writing. A request made by a senior executive officer or a senior officer must be accompanied by a signed authority to seek the advice from the chief executive officer.