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Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying

 

The BUG is an Association that strives for inclusiveness, diversity, respect and seeks to create an environment for its members of trust and appreciation, taking reasonable steps to avoid:

 

  • discrimination on the basis a person's age, gender, disability, race, religion, sexuality or ethnic background,

  • harassment by any form of unreasonable and unwelcome behaviour that offends, humiliates or intimidates another person,

  • bullying by one or more people who repeatedly behave unreasonably towards another person creating a risk to physical or mental health and safety.

 

If you experience Discrimination, Harassment or Bullying tell the person (or persons) concerned that their behaviour is a problem for you and that you want it to stop.

 

  • If the issue still remains then inform the BUG President as soon as practical in writing, including all relevant details.

  • If you witness these things directed to someone else inform the the BUG President as soon as practical in writing, including all relevant details.

  • The Committee will investigate the matter appropriately and seek to find a satisfactory resolution. If the matter is unresolved then provisions with the St George Bicycle User Group Constitution may be applied.

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Abusive language, materials or messages

 

Abusive language is not acceptable within the BUG or published using any BUG communication channel.

Conduct and Reputation

 

BUG members will conduct themselves with professionalism, integrity, respect and courtesy. Decisions will be based in good faith and for the proper purpose after being reasonably informed of the relevant issues.

 

Media, Presentation and Publications

 

The BUG aims to maintain a consistent and considered position on relevant matters. Material sent to the media or external bodies or published must be approved by an Office Bearer or the nominated Public Officer.  Copies of correspondence sent and received and material published will be held in a central location.

Confidential information

 

Members may have access to confidential information which allows them to perform a role for the BUG. All reasonable steps will be taken to keep this information confidential and secure, and to only use this information for the proper/ intended purpose without disclosing it to any other party, unless required by regulation or law.

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Conflicts of interest or influence

 

Members will excuse themselves from any decisions which may involve any personal gain to themselves, business or family and declare conflicts of interest in advance. This includes the giving or receiving gifts, hospitality and other benefits to ensure that the BUG position is not implicitly or explicitly influenced and that no organisation is favoured as a result.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

Ethical Conduct and Social Inclusion are key underlying principles to the operations and activities of the St George Bicycle User Group (BUG).

 

This code of conduct sets out BUG requirements and guidelines for its members as an ethical organisation which is:

 

  • transparent and honest in activities and communications

  • takes responsibility for actions

  • respects both members and the public

  • values members contributions and

  • considers carefully communications and positions on all matters.