Council is committed to a zero tolerance approach to fraud and corruption. In support of this commitment and in accordance with relevant legislative obligations, Council has developed a suite of policies to guide the ethical behaviour of Council officials and any businesses that Council has dealings with. The policies also establish the framework for how reports of suspected fraud and corruption will be managed. These policies include:
Code of Conduct
Fraud and Corruption Control Policy
Public Interest Disclosures Policy
Statement of Business Ethics
Members of the public are encouraged to make reports about suspected fraud or corruption involving Council to either the General Manager or the Group Manager Corporate and Community, or if the report concerns the General Manager it can be made to the Mayor. The Public Interest Disclosures Policy also details external government agencies that certain conduct can be reported to.
Under its Code of Conduct, Council has committed to making its Gifts and Benefits Register publicly available on its website. This is done in accordance with section 7 (Authorised proactive release of government information) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). Where appropriate, the Register has been amended for online publication to avoid the unnecessary disclosure of personal information, as permitted under the GIPA Act and in compliance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. This online register is updated on a six monthly basis.
WSC Gifts and Benefits Register 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020(PDF, 598KB)
WSC Gifts and Benefits Register 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020(PDF, 174KB)
WSC Gifts and Benefits Register 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019(PDF, 65KB)
WSC Gifts and Benefits Register 13 February 2019 to 30 June 2019(PDF, 48KB)