Western Development Commission Act, 1998

Disclosure by members of staff of certain interests.

17.—(1) Where a member of the staff of the Commission has an interest, otherwise than in his or her capacity as such a member, in any contract, agreement or arrangement, or proposed contract, agreement or arrangement, to which the Commission is a party, that person shall—

(a) disclose to the Commission his or her interest and the nature thereof,

(b) take no part in the negotiation of the contract, agreement or arrangement or in any deliberation by the Commission or members of the staff of the Commission in relation thereto, and

(c) neither influence nor seek to influence a decision to be made in the matter nor make any recommendation in relation to the contract, agreement or arrangement.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to contracts or proposed contracts of employment of members of the staff of the Commission with the Commission.

(3) A person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence.