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- 01 Understanding governance
- 02 Culture and governance
- 03 Getting Started
- 04 Leadership
05 Governing the organisation
- 5.0 Governing the organisation
- 5.1 Roles, responsibilities and rights of a governing body
- 5.2 Accountability: what is it, to whom and how?
- 5.3 Decision making by the governing body
- 5.4 Governing finances and resources
- 5.5 Communicating
- 5.6 Future planning
- 5.7 Building capacity and confidence for governing bodies
- 5.8 Case Studies
- 06 Rules and policies
- 07 Management and staff
08 Disputes and complaints
- 8.0 Disputes and complaints
- 8.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous approaches
- 8.2 Core principles and skills for dispute and complaint resolution
- 8.3 Disputes and complaints about governance
- 8.4 Your members: Dealing with disputes and complaints
- 8.5 Organisations: dealing with internal disputes and complaints
- 8.6 Practical guidelines and approaches
- 8.7 Case Studies
- 09 Governance for nation rebuilding
- Governance Stories
- Useful links
- Preview new Toolkit
6.0 Governance rules and policies
Knowing the rules is important for winning the footy game. The same applies to the rules of governance.
To govern effectively, a nation, community or organisation needs rules and policies.
Today, many Indigenous organisations are developing their own governance rules in order to meet the many challenges they face—and that not only reflect Indigenous cultural principles and values, but are practically effective too.
This topic gives you an introduction to governance rules and policies—what they are and why they are important; where cultural values and laws fit; the particular rules for running meetings; and how policies are made and enforced within organisations.
In this part of the Toolkit you’ll find practical information, ideas and tools to help you get started on reviewing and building governance policies and rules for your organisation or nation.
You will find more detailed information and advice concerning codes of conduct and conflict of interest in Topic 5
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