December 1, 2016
The Spring edition of the Ombudsman Quarterly Review is now available.
November 28, 2016
Ombudsman Leo Donnelly has today released an opinion on a decision by the Ministry of Health to reduce weekly payments to a father for his care of his adult intellectually disabled son.
November 18, 2016
The Ombudsmen recognise that recent earthquakes will have an impact on the ability of some agencies to meet response deadlines for OIA and LGOIMA requests.
November 17, 2016
The APT has released a new booklet which offers a snapshot of the positive changes brought about by the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.
November 14, 2016
We have received advice from the building engineers that there has been no apparent structural damage to the Wellington and Christchurch Offices from today’s earthquake so both offices will be opening again at 8.30 am tomorrow (Tuesday 15 November 2016). However we now need to complete our own health and safety checks tomorrow before we are able to welcome the public back into both Offices. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding. In the meantime, our Auckland office will operate as normal. Our sincere thanks to our colleagues in Auckland for all their support and assistance today.
Chief Ombudsman | November 14, 2016
The Ombudsman’s Christchurch and Wellington offices are closed today in order for building checks to be completed after the earthquake earlier this morning. We are taking every care to avoid any risk to our staff and the public, and need professional assurance about our buildings. Staff have been asked not to come in to work and should contact their manager about any issues concerning them. Our Auckland office is operating as normal and any phone calls will be re-routed to this office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
October 20, 2016
The Office of the Ombudsman and the State Services Commission will work together to help state sector agencies improve how they are responding to OIA requests.
October 20, 2016
The Ombudsman's Annual Report was tabled in Parliament today. You can view the Annual Report here.
October 14, 2016
The Chief Ombudsman is initiating an investigation into the use of seclusion rooms in schools, following allegations that locked seclusion rooms have been used in two primary schools to restrain children with autism.
October 12, 2016
New opinion published today about information sought in relation to a request for a Commission of Inquiry into the convictions of Peter Ellis
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