The Office of the Integrity Commissioner acts as an independent key advisor to Council on a range of important issues. It is responsible for providing education and advice to Members of Council, and presiding over complaints investigations.
Specifically, the Office of the Integrity Commissioner’s functions include:
• Upon their request, advising Members of Council, and Council as a whole, on their obligations and responsibilities under the Code of Conduct, and any other legislation, rule or policy governing their ethical behaviour;
• Receiving, assessing and, where appropriate, investigating complaints made by Council, a Member of Council, a staff member or a member of the public, on an alleged breach of the Code of Conduct;
• Determining whether and how investigations will be conducted; and
• Reporting back to Council on whether an investigation’s findings confirm a breach of the Code of Conduct.