Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct applies to all members of ASSA Council; Honorary Life Members; and members appointed to non-officer roles. 

Enjoined members are strongly encouraged to carefully read this document. If you have any questions or want clarification of any aspects of this Code of Conduct, please contact the President or Secretary. 

  1. Be diligent in your role: 
    • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by ASSA. 
    • Adhere to the requirements of not-for-profit organisations in South Australia. 
    • Act with integrity and objectivity.
    • Act honestly, in good faith and always have the best interests of ASSA in mind. 
    • Respect the equipment and resources of ASSA. 
    • Declare any Conflicts of Interest, whether financial or non-financial, as they arise; record instances in ASSA’s Register of Conflicts of Interest; and act to ensure that these conflicts do not pose a risk to ASSA. 
    • Always look for opportunities to improve operations and committee functions. 
  1. Treat all people with respect: 
    • Be open to feedback and respond appropriately. 
    • Act as a positive role model with respect to good behaviour. 
    • Treat each person as an individual and display courtesy to all involved. 
    • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours. 
    • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe, harassment-free environment. 
  1. Always represent ASSA in a professional manner. 
  1. When attending meetings relating to the management or operation of ASSA and/or any of its subsidiary groups: 
    • Send your apology for necessary absences. 
    • Participate fully in meetings by:
      • Listening to what others have to say 
      • Keeping an open mind 
      • Contributing positively to discussions.
    • Draw attention to any potential conflicts of interest that may arise.
    • Fulfil any responsibilities assigned to you at meetings and report on your progress.
    • For Council meetings: ensure you are fully prepared by reading the agenda, papers, and any correspondence before the meeting.


Vsn 31 August 2022