Queensland Government

It is a central function the Office of the Independent Assessor to educate councillors about the complaints process and to offer training and information to avoid them being the subject of complaints.

In many cases the OIA will partner with other organisations to develop guidelines to assist. We encourage all councillors to make use of these resources.

Management of Conflicts of Interest

The Office of the Queensland Integrity Commission (QIC) and the Office of the Independent Assessor have developed a meeting aid and conflict of interest framework to assist councillors to make good decisions.

There is also an aid for councillors to determine Material Personal Interests and an aid to assist councilors to determine when they have a Duty to Report another councillor’s interest.

Social media guidelines for councillors

Comprehensive social media guidelines are now available for Queensland councillors to help manage their online presence.

The OIA and the Local Government Association of Queensland collaborated on the Your Social Media and You guide (PDF, 2.3MB) and the Queensland Councillor Social Media Community Guideline (PDF, 277KB).

Your Social Media and You guide discusses a councillor’s official, election and private social media pages, how the Councillor Code of Conduct applies, how to moderate comments and how to recognise and deal with posts which are public records.

The Queensland Councillor Social Media Community Guideline is for councillors to post, or link to, on their social media sites.

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