Code of conduct

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Report

Insurance conduct and culture: fire and general insurers update

This report summarises disappointing findings from an evaluation of New Zealand fire and general insurers’ responses to the Life Insurer Conduct and Culture review undertaken by the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2019.
Report

The New Energy Tech Consumer Code: representing the interests of consumers at the Australian Competition Tribunal

This report documents Consumer Action's experience representing the interests of consumers at the Australian Competition Tribunal, reflecting upon the impact of their involvement and how to ensure stronger consumer protections are in place within the NET industry.
Briefing paper

Improving ethical standards in government

This report calls for new rules to extend the prohibition on former cabinet ministers lobbying government, new enforcement powers to ensure ministerial rules are followed, and greater transparency surrounding the outside interests of civil servants.
Position paper

Misinformation and news quality on digital platforms in Australia: a position paper to guide code development

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released this position paper outlining its expectations for a voluntary code or codes of practice on misinformation and news quality to be developed by digital platforms.
Guide

Australian code of practice on disinformation and misinformation

This code of practice has been developed by the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI), a non-profit industry association that advocates for the interests of the digital industry in Australia. DIGI members include Google, Facebook, Twitter and eBay. It is a response to a request from...
Journal article

Professional ethics in the construction industry

Results of a small, but representative, questionnaire survey of typical project managers, architects and building contractors concerning their views and experiences on a range of ethical issues surrounding construction industry activities. All the respondents had witnessed or experienced some degree of unethical conduct, in the...
Report

Annual industry data and compliance report 2018−19

Providing a snapshot of the life insurance industry and its compliance with the Life Insurance Code of Practice, this report shows life insurers need a stronger commitment to their code compliance obligations.
Report

Management of the Australian government’s lobbying code of conduct — follow-up audit

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s implementation of the recommendations from the Auditor-General Report, Management of the Australian Government’s Register of Lobbyists.
Report

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: final report

This report repeats earlier recommendations for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites, and calls for a compulsory Code of Ethics defining what constitutes harmful content.
Report

Poisoning democracy: how Canada can address harmful speech online

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.