Add your name to the call for a strong MP Code of Conduct

The federal parliament is in the process of drafting a Code of Conduct for members of parliament. This Code will be critical to creating meaningful cultural change and supporting behaviours and attitudes of respect in our halls of power. 

Any Code of Conduct should reflect community expectations that MPs should act in the public interest and with integrity in all they do, including behaving respectfully within the halls of parliament, and outside its walls. 

Every parliamentarian needs to be living by a Code of Conduct that values respect and inclusion. Our Parliament should set the standard for Australian workplaces, and represent a democracy that we can be proud of. 

As a movement fighting for a future in which our gender does not determine our worth, Fair Agenda is calling for a Code of Conduct that ensures values of respect and inclusion are central. 

The committee in charge of developing the Code are still considering what will be included in the Code; and then they’ll need to get it adopted by both houses of Parliament.

Can you show all your representatives in parliament you expect them to support a strong, robust Code of Conduct, supported by an Independent Commission - to improve accountability and safety within Parliament.

To all members of parliament,

I call on you to support the implementation of a strong Code of Conduct for Parliamentarians that explicitly prohibits gender-based violence and discrimination; and promotes the positive values that I expect of Parliamentarians, including: respect, inclusion and honesty. 

I support this Code being enforced by an Independent Parliamentary Standards Commission that can investigate allegations, and make public findings and recommendations for sanctions. 

I strongly urge you to implement a robust Code of Conduct for Parliamentarians that builds trust and confidence in our Parliament. 


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Judith , 3185  /  signed 2022-10-25 00:14:25 +1100
Graham , 4510  /  signed 2022-10-25 00:13:55 +1100
"The recent behaviour of parliamentarians has much to be desired. They are elected as representatives of the people and this behaviour is totally unacceptable. It is about time politicians learnt how to behave"
Colleen , 5064  /  signed 2022-10-24 23:56:08 +1100
Bruce , 5127  /  signed 2022-10-24 23:41:18 +1100
Gerard , 6065  /  signed 2022-10-24 23:11:06 +1100
"This issue is very important. Especially considering the behaviour of some MPs in recent history.
One thing they should be held to is they are not to work for foriegn governments and corporations over the people of Australia."
Andrew (Andy) , 5035  /  signed 2022-10-24 23:06:10 +1100
"We have seen so much corruption, irresponsibility, wastage of money – eg giving billions to the wealthiest and the dirtiest industries, violence and gender harassment, racism etc. Having codes is an important way to set standards that politicians and others can work by."
John and Rosemary , 6056  /  signed 2022-10-24 22:50:44 +1100
"It issue is important because Parliamentarians should know right from wrong, pure and simple. They are voted to represent their constituents, not to feather their own nest."
peter , 2453  /  signed 2022-10-24 22:48:23 +1100
Peter , 2905  /  signed 2022-10-24 22:37:47 +1100
Chelle , 3995  /  signed 2022-10-24 22:31:41 +1100
"Very important because I have seen normal Australians bullied and picked on by authorities for no reason and it was very unprofessional and made me feel unsafe in my country. We employ the parliament people to work for us, so they should respect us and be honest. Set a good example and our young generation can grow up to be honest and respectful. I don’t condone bullying either. Eradicate bullying and that would be great!"
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