The Australian Ballet has developed a code of conduct to guide its Bequest Program:
- We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and adhere to working principles that accord donors courteous treatment, respect and truthful communication.
- Serving the best interest of the donor is a primary concern. No gift will be considered if the financial interest of the donor is compromised.
- All prospective bequestors will be advised to seek the counsel of their own solicitor, accountant or tax advisor concerning their proposed gifts.
- All information concerning bequestors, including their names, the names of beneficiaries, the amount of gifts, size of estate and so on, will be kept confidential by The Australian Ballet unless permission is obtained to release the information.
- Gifts of real property may be accepted by The Australian Ballet. In such cases, the property will be realised after transfer to The Australian Ballet and the proceeds utilised to support The Australian Ballet’s stated mission and purposes.
- All matters pertaining to the investment of bequest funds shall be under the control and supervision of the Investment Committee of The Australian Ballet Board, except where an independent trustee has been nominated.