Code of Conduct Complaints
A code of conduct complaint alleges a council official, acting in their official capacity, has breached the standards covered by the council’s adopted code of conduct.
The number of code of conduct complaints received by a council about its councillors or the general manager is often an indicator of the internal health of the organisation and are often symptomatic of political infighting or interpersonal conflict.
For the reporting period 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020:
- 76 councils received one or more code of conduct complaint
- 395 code of conduct complaints about councillors or general managers were received by councils
The total estimated cost of dealing with code of conduct complaints by all councils was $1,593,416