January 8, 2013
Start 2013 on the right foot! Now is a good time to read the Summer edition of our OQR e-newsletter and use our online OIA & LGOIMA response time calculator. Read more about how the holiday period affects the working day count for official information decisions here.
December 21, 2012
The Summer edition of the Ombudsman's Quarterly Review is now available.
December 18, 2012
Ombudsman Dr David McGee has found the Ministry of Education acted wrongly in its handling of requests for official information about Christchurch school closures.
December 12, 2012
The Speaker announced today the appointment of a new Ombudsman who will be joining us in 2013.
December 10, 2012
The 2011/12 joint annual report of the independent agencies appointed to monitor places of detention in New Zealand under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) has been presented to Parliament.
December 4, 2012
Read the Dominion Post article on yesterday's launch of the first annual report of the independent agencies monitoring the Disabilities Convention.
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.
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