Mission, Scope and Governance

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Mission Statement

To improve the well-being of the haemophilia and related bleeding disorders community in the Canberra region through mutual support, networking, advocacy and striving for optimal health care.

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The five main areas in which HFACT operates are:


Awareness of haemophilia issues through education and constructive representation.


Ready access to optimal and attention to issues that may arise.


Ongoing interaction with related agencies.


A strong and enthusiastic membership body.


Open and effective management.

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Rules of Association

The Rules of Association, as adopted on 29 October 2019, for HFACT (Haemophilia Foundation Australian Capital Territory) Incorporated can be downloaded using the link below:

HFACT Rules of Association - 2019  [PDF, 1.1MB]

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Code of Conduct

Statement of Support from President and the Committee

To assist in meeting our mission of improving the well-being of the haemophilia community through mutual support, networking, advocacy and striving for optimal health care, the HFACT Committee decided that we would develop and operate under our own Code of Conduct.

A Code of Conduct is important tool for the committee; it can positively shape the culture of HFACT; it sets out the standards of behaviour expected of the committee members and employee(s); it should help solve ethical dilemmas we face and sets standards aimed at preserving the integrity and reputation of HFACT.

Our image of HFACT is directly affected by our actions. The way to maintain the respect and confidence that HFACT deserves is to know what is expected and to accept responsibility for our own behaviour. All committee members and employee(s) are bound by the code.

HFACT Values & The Tenets of the Code of Conduct

HFACT Values:

Tick   Honesty
Tick   Integrity
Tick   Professionalism
Tick   Respect

HFACT has five main tenets to our Code of Conduct:

Tick   We act honestly and with integrity.
Tick   We value and maintain our professionalism.
Tick   We act professionally at all times and strive hard to maintain a positive image of HFACT.
Tick   We respect privacy and do not misuse information.
Tick   We strive to be good citizens and achieve community respect.

The full text of the HFACT Code of Conduct is provided in the portable document format (PDF) below:

HFACT Code of Conduct [PDF, 388kB]

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Conflicts of Interest

We avoid conflicts of interest

A conflict of interest occurs where an employee(s) has a personal or professional interest sufficient to influence, or appear to influence, the objective performance of their duties. A real or apparent conflict of interest can jeopardise confidence in HFACT. Therefore, we do not participate in activities that could put us in such a position.

Conflicts of interest will be avoided when:

  • We do not put ourselves in a position where it could appear that our private interests or activities, including personal relationships, sporting, social or cultural activities, are in conflict with our position in HFACT;
  • We do not put ourselves in a position where personal interests and/or relationships compromise the therapeutic intent of HFACT;
  • We separate our political views and activities from the performance of our official duties;
  • We inform the President as soon as we become aware of possible conflicts of interest including the financial or personal interests of ourselves or of those we know.
  • We declare any conflicts of interest that could occur through our share-holdings, ownership of real estate or being the trustee or beneficiary of a trust.

We do not solicit, accept or offer money, gifts, favours or entertainment that might influence, or appear to influence our judgement.

We do not accept gifts or benefits without the approval of the President, unless the gift is of little financial value. Staff may accept token gifts such as chocolates or flowers in gratitude unless it is intended to influence decisions about how work is conducted, contracts let or goods purchased.

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Complaint Resolution

The Committee has agreed that the Vice-President will be the Code of Conduct Manager. The Vice-President is responsible for overseeing the development, promotion and maintenance of the Code of Conduct and, with the President, adjudicate any breaches and report to the Committee on any breaches including any action taken.

If you believe that a member of the Committee and/or its employees have breached our Code, then please contact the President or Treasurer in the first instance.

Please see our Contact Us page.

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Date last reviewed: 16 October 2023