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The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his findings on a case referred to during parliamentary question time last week.

In June, Mr Boshier reached a Final Opinion on a decision made by the Minister of State Services.

“I upheld the decision made by the Minister to withhold the release of two e-mails containing comments made by the Green Party in response to consultation on a proposed cabinet paper.”

Ministers Julie Anne Genter and Phil Twyford (answering on Ms Genter’s behalf) referred to this opinion during their replies to questions about a different issue in parliament last week.

Given the public interest and my wish to be as transparent as possible, I have decided to publish my final opinion in full on my website.”

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