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Chief Ombudsman Publishes OIA And LGOIMA Complaints Information July - Dec 2022

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 11:26 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his half-yearly data on Official Information Act (OIA) and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) complaints. The data covers the number of complaints received under each ... More >>

MBIE Acted 'unreasonably' Over Managed Isolation Allocation System - Chief Ombudsman

Monday, 12 December 2022, 11:06 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s advice to government ministers on the Managed Isolation Allocation System did not adequately take into account the very real impact it would have on people’s lives. ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Launches Fresh Investigation Into OIA Delays

Monday, 5 December 2022, 1:07 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a new investigation into claims agencies are frustratingly slow in responding to requests for information. Mr Boshier says 40 years ago this month Parliament passed the Official Information Act into law. ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Publishes 2021-2022 Annual Report

Friday, 21 October 2022, 10:10 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published the 2021-2022 Annual Report of the Ombudsman today. "The past year has been an extremely busy one. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to create new challenges and Aotearoa New Zealand is grappling with ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Says Oranga Tamariki Failed To Do ‘bare Minimum’ For Five-year-old Murder Victim

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 9:44 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says Oranga Tamariki failed to take the ‘‘bare minimum’’ action over safety concerns about Malachi Subecz who was later murdered by his carer. "Oranga Tamariki’s own law and policy puts the well-being of ... More >>

Ombudsman’s OIA Probe Uncovers Significant Gaps

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 2:08 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman says his investigation into Official Information Act practices has identified significant gaps in the way agencies are responding to journalists, training staff and keeping records. Peter Boshier has just tabled a report in Parliament ... More >>

Chief Ombudsman Publishes OIA And LGOIMA Complaints Information

Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 10:30 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his half-yearly data on Official Information Act and Local Government Official Information Act complaints. The data covers the number of complaints received and the number completed by the Ombudsman ... More >>

Painful Restraint Still Used At Mason Clinic - Ombudsman

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 10:59 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says it is unacceptable that restraint methods which can cause pain are still being used to control people with intellectual disabilities at the Mason Clinic. The Chief Ombudsman today released a report of his inspection ... More >>

CCTV Use In Cells Concerns Ombudsman

Monday, 22 August 2022, 10:45 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says it is unacceptable that prisoners could be seen on CCTV while undressing, showering and going to the toilet. Mr Boshier made the comments in his report on an unannounced inspection of Otago Corrections Facility. ... More >>

Lack Of Cross-government Ownership A Major Barrier, Warns Disability Rights Report

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 1:14 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM) says that disabled people’s human rights will not be fully realised in Aotearoa unless there is a jointly owned and implemented cross government agency approach. The IMM today released its third general update ... More >>

Ombudsman To Test Concerns Council Workshops Are Undermining Local Democracy

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 2:09 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has launched an investigation into concerns that councils are undermining local democracy by using ‘workshops’ to discuss issues and make decisions behind closed doors. Mr Boshier is taking action after becoming concerned about the ... More >>

MSD Revisits Funding For Disabled Man Following Ombudsman’s Investigation

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 10:52 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says it is unreasonable that there is no mechanism to reassess funding for community participation programmes for disabled people throughout their life once they have left school. However, he has commended the Ministry of ... More >>

Kiingitanga Appointment Reaffirms Ombudsman’s Commitment To Te Ao Maaori

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 2:15 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Kiingitanga and the Chief Ombudsman have agreed to the appointment of Ngira Simmonds to Pūhara Mana Tangata - the Ombudsman’s Maaori Advisory Panel. Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII believes the appointment shows the Chief Ombudsman’s ... More >>

Ombudsman Welcomes Passage Of Protected Disclosures Bill

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 3:47 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says the passing of new whistleblower legislation will help reinforce New Zealand’s international reputation as a free and transparent society. Mr Boshier says he welcomes the passage of the Protected Disclosures (Protection ... More >>

Third Reports Highlights Overrepresentation Of Māori In Mental Health Seclusion

Monday, 2 May 2022, 11:34 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has highlighted for the third time in less than a year the overrepresentation of Māori in mental health seclusion. Ward 21, an acute mental health inpatient unit at Palmerston North Hospital, was inspected by the Ombudsman ... More >>

No Benefit In Seclusion Of Mental Health Patients, Says Ombudsman

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 11:35 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he is worried about high rates of seclusion at two Bay of Plenty mental health facilities, particularly for Māori patients. Mr Boshier today published reports of follow-up visits to Te Toki Maurere in Whakatāne ... More >>

Ministry Acted Unreasonably Over Consultation On Erebus Memorial Site, Says Chief Ombudsman

Monday, 28 March 2022, 11:15 am | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage acted unreasonably by not consulting more widely before forming a preference for a location for the proposed National Erebus Memorial in Auckland. Mr Boshier has ... More >>

Complaints About OIA Responses Continue To Rise

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 10:38 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Complaints about responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests have risen 23.5 percent in six months, Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says. Complaints to the Ombudsman rose in the six months to 31 December 2021 from 722 to 892, according to ... More >>

Serious Concerns About Cruel And Inhuman Treatment At Forensic Facility

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 1:58 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he is seriously concerned about the use of seclusion at forensic units in the Wellington region. He also says more must be done for an intellectually disabled client who has been living in effective seclusion for years. ... More >>

Ombudsman Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 2:00 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints. Mr Boshier says he has identified some common themes in about 200 complaints relating ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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