Governance

Holy Fools Inc., ABN 94 292 230 924, is endorsed by the ATO as an Income Tax Exempt Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

Financial & Legal Details

We pride ourselves on being as transparent as we can be. Holy Fools Inc legal details and financial details are all open for inspection at any time.

Our Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct helps to define and develop policies and procedures in keeping with legal requirements and our ethical values of excellence, integrity, respect, collaboration, inclusiveness, and responsibility.

All staff have a responsibility to comply with legislation, policy, procedures and the Code of Conduct for Holy Fools Inc. Staff should perform their duties effectively, provide impartial, accurate advice and act in a manner that promotes a productive and harmonious working environment.

The Code of Conduct requires that, in the course of their employment or engagement, employees and volunteers of Holy Fools Inc must:

  • Behave honestly and with integrity,
  • Act with due care and diligence,
  • Treat everyone with respect and courtesy and without harassment,
  • Comply with all applicable Australian laws,
  • Use Holy Fools Inc’s property and money efficiently, carefully and honestly with due authorisation and without misapplication and/or misappropriation,
  • Comply with any lawful or reasonable direction given by a person with the authority to give that direction,
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality in relation to dealings with Board members, the CEO, or Senior Managers,
  • Disclose, and take steps to avoid, any conflicts of interest whether real or apparent,
  • Behave in a way that upholds the values, integrity and reputation of Holy Fools Inc for Volunteering,
  • Not provide false or misleading information,
  • Not make improper use of internal information or disclose an employee’s status, salary, power or authority in order to gain, or seek to gain, an advantage for the employee/volunteer or for any other person,
  • At all times behave in a way that upholds the core values of the Holy Fools Inc and;
  • While on duty externally, interstate or overseas, at all times behave in a way that upholds the good reputation of Holy Fools Inc and its departments.

Breaches of the Code of Conduct may relate to specific breaches of policies and procedures and may attract disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include investigation, removal of privileges or access, repayment of monies, referral to Police in the case of unlawful behaviour, and termination of employment/engagement.

Holy Fools Inc fosters the values of openness, honesty, tolerance, fairness and responsibility in social matters.

Holy Fools Inc is a complex organisation comprising diverse groups that have different relationships to one another. It is essential in such a community that all members recognise and respect not only their own rights and responsibilities, but also the rights and responsibilities of other members of the community and those of Holy Fools Inc itself.

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