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The Chief Ombudsman has published a case note on a complaint about a request for information about the names of COVID-19 clusters linked to cases in the Bay of Plenty District.
The Chief Ombudsman today released a report identifying another mental health unit in the Auckland region in which people are staying longer than clinically needed.
The Chief Ombudsman has published a new guide today on the OIA’s confidentiality withholding ground.
The OIA says that information must be made available unless there is a good reason not to.
By law, when you ask an agency for official information, they have to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable - and no later than 20 working days after they receive it.
The Chief Ombudsman has published a new guide today on the OIA’s privacy withholding ground.
The Chief Ombudsman says overall prisons are taking positive steps to keep coronavirus out but this has come at the expense of some prisoners’ rights.
The Chief Ombudsman is to begin inspections of COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facilities set up for people arriving from overseas.
Five case notes published today concern complaints about children in care, and how these were resolved.
The Chief Ombudsman says his inspections of mental health facilities during the lockdown shows a good balance is possible between protecting people from COVID 19 and preserving human rights.
One of the purposes of the Official Information Act (OIA) is to make official information increasingly available to the NZ public.
The OIA calculator is back online.
Thank you for your patience while we addressed the issues in the previous version.
Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen from across Australia and New Zealand are urging government agencies to do more to make information available for the benefit of citizens.
12 September 2019
An unannounced inspection at Tongariro Prison has found a safe and well-managed prison, with a clear sense of purpose and striving for continuous improvement.
Our newest OQR is out. In this issue:
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his report into Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) compliance and practice at Far North District Council.
We’re helping with research by the University of Newcastle Australia into the benefits of good complaints handling in public sector organisations.
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