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7.8.5 Principles of Conduct

Date Published

Decisions of the Commissioner under the Patents Act are made within a broader administrative law framework to which the Public Service Act 1999 and legislation such as the AD(JR) Act 1977 are relevant. Principles that flow from these, and as reflected in the APS Values and Code of Conduct, are discussed in the following sections.

See also the APS Values and Code of Conduct in Practice and The Guide to Standards of Conduct for Tribunal Members (Administrative Review Council September 2001, Revised 2009).

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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