- This is not current policy -
The policy in this manual ceases to be effective from 29 November 2010.
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- Whether or not a decision is biased depends on such factors as:
- whether the officer is personally prejudiced against the applicant on grounds such as sex, race, religion, socio-economic status, sexuality etc;
- whether the officer has a direct financial or personal interest in the outcome of a decision;
- whether the officer has a relationship with any of the people involved in the application;
- whether the officer has predetermined the decision, without considering all of the facts and evidence.
- It is important to avoid not only actual bias, but also the appearance or suspicion of bias.