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Ombudsman releases report on official information practice at the Treasury

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Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has completed his investigation into the way the Treasury works with Official Information Act requests.

Mr Boshier found there was a positive culture at the Treasury around the importance of the OIA and openness and transparency, consistent with the Treasury’s role as a provider of free and frank advice.

In particular, Mr Boshier noted the Treasury was ‘an exemplar’ for other agencies in its policy of releasing all substantive OIA responses on its website.

Mr Boshier made no formal recommendations, as he did not identify any conduct by the Treasury that was wrong, unreasonable, or contrary to law.

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