Behaviour Complaints Committee

The Behaviour Complaints Committee is a Committee of Council established in accordance with s.5.8 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) for the purpose of dealing with Behaviour Complaints made under Division 3 of the City of Vincent’s Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates (Nominated Members Code).

The extent of authority provided to the Behaviour Complaints Committee is specified in the relevant Delegated Authority, and includes:

  • Dismissing a behaviour complaint in accordance with clause 13 of the Nominated Members Code and providing reasons for any such dismissal.
  • Making a Finding as to whether an alleged complaint has or has not occurred, based upon evidence from which it may be concluded that it is more likely that the breach occurred than it did not occur (clause 12(3) of the Nominated Members Code).
  • Determining reasons for such a Finding.
  • Where a Finding is made that a breach has occurred, determining:
    • To take no further action; or
    • Prepare and implement a plan to address the behaviour of the person to whom the complaint relates.

The extent of authority of the Behaviour Complaints Committee is limited by Condition of the Delegated Authority

Resources 

Terms of Reference 

Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates.

Behaviour Compliant Form

Meeting dates, agendas, minutes & recordings

Meetings are scheduled as required by the CEO or Behaviour Complaints Officer in consultation with the Committee Presiding Member. There are no meetings to date. 

behaviour complaints committee members

The Complaints Committee is a Committee of Council Members only in accordance with s.5.9(2)(a) of the Act.

Membership of the Behaviour Complaints Committee will comprise of all Council Members, appointed by Council in accordance with s.5.10 of the Act.

The Delegated Authority Condition prescribes that if an appointed Committee Member is identified in the Complaint as either the Complainant or the Respondent, they are to recuse themselves from the Committee’s Function by providing an apology.