Education and Training Act 2020

12 Conflicts of interest

(1)

A person is interested in a matter if the person—

(a)

may derive a financial benefit from the matter; or

(b)

is the spouse, civil union partner, de facto partner, child, or parent of a person who may derive a financial benefit from the matter; or

(c)

may have a financial interest in a person to whom the matter relates; or

(d)

is a partner, director, officer, board or council or committee member of a person who may have a financial interest in a person to whom the matter relates; or

(e)

is otherwise directly or indirectly interested in the matter.

(2)

A member who is interested in a matter relating to the Teaching Council must disclose to the Teaching Council details of the interest as soon as practicable after the member becomes aware that the member is interested.

(3)

The details that must be disclosed are—

(a)

the nature of the interest and the monetary value of the interest (if the monetary value can be quantified); or

(b)

the nature and extent of the interest (if the monetary value cannot be quantified).

(4)

A member who is interested in a matter—

(a)

may not vote or take part in any discussion or decision of the Teaching Council or any of its committees relating to the matter, or otherwise participate in any activity of the Teaching Council that relates to the matter; and

(b)

may not sign any document relating to the entry into a transaction or the initiation of the matter.

(5)

In this clause, matter means—

(a)

the Teaching Council’s performance of its functions or exercise of its powers; or

(b)

an arrangement, agreement, or contract made or entered into, or proposed to be made or entered into, by the Teaching Council.

Compare: 1989 No 80 Schedule 21 cl 10