Conflict of interest
The Australia Council’s Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality Policy ensures that any conflicts of interest, whether actual or perceived, do not influence discussion about, or decisions on, grant applications.
Peers are obliged to disclose their interests (actual or perceived) before the relevant assessment meeting. Depending on the nature and extent of the conflict, they may be required to leave the meeting while the matter is discussed and a decision is made. Their disclosure and departure from the meeting is formally recorded in the minutes of the meeting and such members do not assess the identified application.