Ministerial staff are public servants who are employed on events-based employment agreements by the Department of Internal Affairs and who work directly to a minister in a minister’s office rather than in a department. Ministerial staff have an important role in providing advice and support to ministers in the performance of their ministerial functions. The nature of the role means that ministerial staff are not required to be politically neutral, and therefore the Standards of Integrity and Conduct do not apply to ministerial staff. To cover their situation, a specific code for ministerial staff has been issued.

Code of Conduct for ministerial staff(PDF, 363 KB)