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  • Chief Ombudsman welcomes Protected Disclosure Act review

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    The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins that the Government intends to begin strengthening the Protected Disclosures Act to provide better protection for whistle blowers.

  • Integrity doesn’t stop at the border

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    A Memorandum of Understanding signed this week sets out how the New Zealand and Thai Ombudsmen will work together for good governance, integrity and human rights across the Asia and Pacific regions.
  • Chief Ombudsman releases new case note on chief executive remuneration

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    The Chief Ombudsman has published a new summary of his investigation into the State Services Commission (SSC)’s decision to withhold information about public service chief executive remuneration.

  • 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.
  • 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.