OGAT shall not engage in party politics, will not incur any political expenditure and will not make any form of donation to politicians, MPs, political parties or other political organisations directly or indirectly.
OGAT directors and personnel shall not engage in party politics or make any form of donation to politicians, political parties or other political organisations directly or indirectly in the name of, or as part of their work activities for OGAT.
A “political donation” includes
However, subject to running a local law compliance check, the following OGAT corporate actions will not normally constitute political donation:
- supporting trade and industry associations engaged in law reform or governmental policy review as long as they themselves do not make political donations;
- involvement in seminars or functions that may be attended by politicians;
OGAT members, directors and personnel working for OGAT are, in their individual capacity, permitted to be active members of, and make contributions to, political parties of their choice, as private organisations or citizens. However, they must take care to make it clear that they are not representing OGAT and they should strive to avoid conduct which could associate their private political activities with OGAT, e.g. they should not use OGAT branding during private political activities.