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Code of Conduct

The Children’s Book Council of Australia New South Wales Branch

Engaging the Community with Literature for Young Australians

The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Key Messages:

  • Promoting quality literature to young Australians
  • Supporting Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books
  • Promoting the role of library and literature professionals in bringing children and books together
  • Celebrating outstanding contributions to Australian children’s literature through the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards
  • Promoting greater equity of access to reading through community projects

CBCA NSW Branch members and staff will:

  • Adhere to the policy and decisions of the CBCA NSW Branch Inc
  • Adhere to the Constitution of the CBCA New South Wales Branch Inc and any Branch Governance and policy documents
  • Adhere to the legislation for Working with Children and CBCA policy and guidelines
  • Act ethically with honesty and integrity pursuing at all times the best interests of the CBCA
  • Take individual responsibility for actively promoting the values of the CBCA
  • Make decisions fairly, impartially and promptly, considering all available information, legislation, policies and procedures
  • Treat colleagues with respect, courtesy, honesty and fairness, and have proper regard for their interests, rights, safety and welfare
  • Not harass, bully or discriminate against colleagues, members of the public and/or employees
  • Contribute to a harmonious, safe and productive culture throughout the CBCA through professional workplace relationships and interaction with writers, illustrators and literature professionals and others in the community involved with children’s literature
  • Not make improper use of their position as a CBCA NSW Branch representative to gain advantage for any other person or themselves.

Communication and official information – it is expected that CBCA Branch members and staff will adhere to the CBCA Code of Conduct 

Use of public resources – it is expected that Branch members and staff will adhere to the CBCA Code of Conduct

Conflict of interest – it is expected that Branch members and staff will adhere to the CBCA Conflict of Interest policy