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Ethics Hub

Key resources on behaving ethically for NSW government sector employees, including the Code of Ethics and Conduct and the Ethical Framework.

NSW government sector employees have an important role to play in maintaining confidence in our systems of government.

The work we do makes a difference in the lives of millions of people across NSW. Our people and communities both expect and need us to act ethically, fairly and comply with the law. We must spend public money wisely and maintain trust in our systems and institutions now and into the future. 

We are launching our Ethics Hub to help you understand the fundamentals of what it means to be a public servant in NSW, and to help you navigate challenging ethical scenarios that may arise in the course of your work.  

The Ethics Hub includes information on The Code of Ethics and Conduct for NSW Government Sector Employees (the Code) and the Ethical Framework. These are important documents for NSW government sector employees to understand.

View the Code and the Ethical Framework

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Tools and resources to help you behave ethically

When you work in the NSW government sector, your decisions and actions need to be made – and to be seen to be made – as being lawful and in the public interest.

Understand your obligations around maintaining confidentiality, protecting personal and health information, and keeping good records.

Learn to lead and create a positive workplace culture.

Minimum expected standards of behaviour contained in the Code that are not discussed elsewhere in the Ethics Hub

Acceptable and unacceptable gifts and benefits, and managing conflicts of interest.

How to recognise and report wrongdoing.

Identifying and reporting instances of foreign interference.

Learn about the system we work in and the processes involved in working with Ministers.

General guidance on ethical behaviour as a NSW public sector employee.