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  • New complaints handling research announced

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    We’re helping with research by the University of Newcastle Australia into the benefits of good complaints handling in public sector organisations.

  • Hawke’s Bay prisoners’ conditions and treatment improving

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    The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison has made significant progress towards improving prisoners’ safety but has been slow to improve conditions for remand and at risk prisoners.
  • Ombudsman releases four OIA practice reports

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    Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, today released OIA compliance and practice reports on four government agencies.
  • Joint media statement: International Right to Know Day

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    Australia and New Zealand’s Information Access Commissioners join together in support of International Right to Know Day, 28 September 2018.
  • Ombudsman releases latest OIA data

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his latest Official Information Act data, which shows there has been a rise in the number of complaints received.
  • Chief Ombudsman calls for Whanganui Prison to urgently address inmate violence and intimidation

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    The Chief Ombudsman's report has been tabled in Parliament this afternoon after his inspectors made a full, unannounced inspection of Whanganui Prison in February.
  • Free and frank advice and the Official Information Act

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    How do we strike the right balance between enabling confidential consideration of free and frank advice, and enabling the public to access official information to support open government? Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier discusses in a new Victoria University Policy Quarterly article.
  • 30 years of the OIA in NZ

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    30 years ago today, on 1 July 1983, the Official Information Act (OIA) came into force.