The Code of ethics and conduct of the Members of the National Assembly states that the Ethics Commissioner must make available for public consultation certain information related to gifts, tokens of hospitality and benefits received by the Members. The Commissioner must also issue and publish disclosure summaries of the Members’ and Cabinet Ministers’ private interests.
The Code allows a Member or Cabinet Minister to accept a gift, benefit or token of hospitality. For more information on the rules surrounding gifts and benefits, see the Gifts and Benefits section under Ethical obligations of the Members of the National Assembly.
When a gift, benefit or token of hospitality has a value of more than $200, a disclosure statement must be filed with the Commissioner within 30 days. The Ethics Commissioner keeps a public register in which the statements of the Members and Cabinet Ministers are recorded.