(1) A member must not take part in a discussion about, or vote on, an issue in which the member has a direct or indirect interest.
(2) A member is taken to have an interest in an issue if, because of the issue, a benefit will, or is likely to, be gained by--
(a) the member; or
(b) an associate of the member.
(3) However, the member does not have an interest in an issue only because the member belongs to--
(a) an industrial organisation of employees representing a person involved in the issue, unless the member was involved personally in representing the person; or
(b) an association of private employment agents involved in the issue, unless the member was involved personally in the issue.
(4) In this section--
associate, of a member, means any of the following--
(a) a member of the member's immediate family;
(b) a person who--
(i) is in a business arrangement or relationship with the member; or
(ii) is employed by, or employs, the member.
immediate family includes--
(a) the employee's spouse; and
(b) a child, stepchild, adopted child, foster (or former foster) child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the member or member's spouse.