First annual report to Parliament on New Zealand's progress in implementing UN Disabilities Convention
December 3, 2012
The first joint annual report of the independent agencies appointed to monitor the Disabilities Convention in New Zealand (the Ombudsman, the Human Rights Commission and the New Zealand Convention Coalition) will be presented to Parliament today.
Ombudsman | November 28, 2012
The Ombudsman is part of a group of specialised New Zealand complaint handling organisations that has developed resources for teaching the language of complaint to new speakers of English. The resources are available free online for anyone to use from today.
Ombudsman investigating Ministry of Education’s management of official information requests about the proposed closure of Christchurch schools
November 23, 2012
Ombudsman David McGee formally advised the Secretary for Education, Ms Lesley Longstone yesterday that he had decided to conduct an investigation of his own motion into matters that have been publicly raised relating to the Ministry of Education’s management of requests for information about the proposed closure of some Christchurch schools.
November 12, 2012
Natural disaster, public service cuts and private provision of public services are among the issues under scrutiny by Ombudsmen at this week’s World Conference in Wellington.
November 8, 2012
An update on the Ombudsman's consideration of complaints about access to information concerning Christchurch schools.
November 6, 2012
Event: SOLGM Committee Advisors Conference
Presenter: Deputy Ombudsman Leo Donnelly
Date: 6 November 2012
October 26, 2012
The Ombudsman seeks a response from the Ministry of Education in relation to difficulties experienced by requesters seeking access to official information about possible school closures in Christchurch.
October 2, 2012
Welcome to the first edition of the new OQR - the Ombudsman Quarterly Review.
October 2, 2012
Event: 50th Anniversary of the Ombudsman, Reception at Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
Presenters: Speaker of the House, Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith & Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem DNZM, CBE
Date: 2 October 2012
September 30, 2012
The Office of the Ombudsman will mark its 50th anniversary on 1 October 2012 by running a Good Governance Week.
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