In October 2011 the NSW Division of Local Government released a Discussion Paper titled Review of the Model Code of Conduct for NSW Local Councils.
The Review covers a variety of issues relating to the conduct of councillors and council staff. A proposal for investigation of certain conduct reviews by ROCs is also suggested in the Discussion Paper.
The NSROC submission made in mid January 2012 specifically responds to these suggestions. NSROC argues that the majority of proposals, such as an Independent Conduct Review Panel, have already in been inplemented by NSROC. However NSROC rejects an additional proposal in the Discussion Paper for the scrutiny of certain complaints by General Managers of other General Managers within a ROC. For more see the Submission click here:NSROC Code of Conduct Submission – 13 January 2012