The Chief Ombudsman says the Ministry of Education acted unreasonably when it failed to ensure its strategy for progressing access to education in New Zealand Sign Language included specific ways to achieve its goals.
The Chief Ombudsman has found that the Civil Aviation Authority’s decision-making processes were unreasonable when it decided not to amend the rules to include New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) in airline safety briefing videos.
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says the aim of this new section is to provide information to tamariki, rangatahi and whānau who may be considering making a complaint about Oranga Tamariki or its care or custody providers.
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released the findings of his investigation into a complaint about the adequacy of WorkSafe’s investigation into an incident in 2016 where a child choked on a piece of sliced raw apple at an early childhood centre. The incident left the child with a severe lifelong disability.
The United Nations Committee against Torture has called on the New Zealand Government to reduce the disproportionately high number of Māori in prisons and to improve the conditions of people in detention, noting that transformational change is needed.
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published a document setting out his expectations for the conditions and treatment of people in prisons, or otherwise in the custody of the Ara Poutama Aotearoa – Department of Corrections.
The Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, travelled to regions affected by recent extreme weather events. He wanted to learn about the issues facing communities and grow awareness of services provided by the Ombudsman.