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Chief Ombudsman: opinion on second seclusion complaint

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:14 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman releases opinion on second seclusion complaint Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has today released his Final Opinion on the complaint about seclusion of a child with autism at Miramar Central School, saying the school had acted unreasonably ... More >>

Final Opinion on coalition negotiation document

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 11:36 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has confirmed the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is entitled to refuse requests for a document relating to coalition negotiations. More >>

Council to remain in the spotlight over email blocking

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 3:35 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says his preliminary enquiries into Horowhenua District Council’s email blocking practices have raised a number of questions about local authority transparency and accountability. More >>

Chief Ombudsman's Coalition Document Investigation Ongoing

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:16 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier’s inquiry is continuing into Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision to refuse Official Information Act requests for a coalition negotiation document. More >>

Chief Ombudsman issues opinion on seclusion complaint

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:15 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his Final Opinion on the seclusion of an autistic child at Ruru Specialist School, saying the child and his family were let down by the school and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Ombudsman more relevant, higher impact than ever

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 4:02 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released the Ombudsman’s Annual Report for 2016/17, saying it shows his Office is having a greater impact in more areas and on more lives so that people are treated fairly in New Zealand. More >>

PrivacyLive: your right to know

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 2:51 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

A lively panel discussion on Right to Know Day – this Thursday 28 September -- will highlight New Zealanders’ legal rights to access government information and personal information about themselves. More >>

New Zealand and Australia unite for Right to Know

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:24 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

21 September 2017 - New Zealand’s Office of the Ombudsman and Australia’s Information Access Commissioners will mark International Right to Know Day on 28 September with live-streamed panel discussions from both countries. More >>

Agencies moving faster on OIA

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 2:25 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has welcomed new figures showing government agencies are moving faster on Official Information Act requests and responses. More >>

Spring Hill Corrections Facility inspection report

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 2:54 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman releases Spring Hill Corrections Facility inspection report 2 August 2017 Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today published his report on an unannounced inspection of Spring Hill Corrections Facility, as part of his commitment to publish reports ... More >>

Canterbury schools reorganisation mishandled says Ombudsman

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:19 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More >>

Corrections breaches UN Convention

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:18 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Department of Corrections has breached the Convention against Torture as well as its own legislation, in the way it manages some at-risk prisoners in New Zealand prisons, the Chief Ombudsman says. More >>

First release of OIA statistics

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:30 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

New Zealand is taking great strides in transparent governance with the release of detailed data examining the public sector’s response to official information requests More >>

Ombudsman’s Office working faster

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:05 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman’s workload has again increased this past year, but the office is resolving complaints faster, and in greater numbers, than the previous year. More >>

Chief Ombudsman to investigate use of seclusion rooms

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:51 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman initiates investigation into use of seclusion rooms in schools Date 14 October 2016 More >>

Prisons to face greater scrutiny from Ombudsman’s Office

Friday, 7 October 2016, 2:07 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman is putting the Department of Corrections under closer scrutiny following the release of the Department’s report into organised fighting and access to contraband at Mt Eden Corrections Facility. “It is a fundamental ... More >>

State Services Commission Inquiry into leaked MFAT documents

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 9:45 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman Ron Paterson has today published his opinion on an investigation into a complaint by Derek Leask, a former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, about the State Services Commission's inquiry into leaked MFAT documents, undertaken by ... More >>

Closer scrutiny of Govt agencies prompted by OIA review

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 2:40 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman is putting government agencies under closer scrutiny following an in-depth review of their compliance with the Official Information Act. More >>

Chief Ombudsman seeks public experience of OIA

Monday, 2 November 2015, 3:43 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman seeks public experience of OIA Date: 2 November 2015 People have just four days left to tell the Chief Ombudsman about their experiences of making requests to government agencies under the Official Information Act if they are to ... More >>

Ombudsman seeks public input on OIA

Friday, 23 October 2015, 2:35 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

As part of her review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices, the Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, has today launched three online surveys to gather the experiences of requesters and those working in government agencies. The surveys will be open ... More >>

 

 

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