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Today is International Right to Know Day.
As New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, it is one of the most significant dates in my calendar.
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has recommended the Ministry of Education apologise to the Taihape Area School community and board of trustees over its handling of a farm that was bought by the former Taihape College and local community.
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 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.
The Chief Ombudsman has published a new guide today on the OIA’s privacy withholding ground.
The Chief Ombudsman has published a new guide on how to deal with OIA requests for the names and contact details of public sector employees.
This guide answers questions from agencies and requesters about dealing with official information requests during the COVID-19 emergency. It:
The Chief Ombudsman has provided agencies responsible for places of detention with a set of principles to guide them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPCAT inspections and visits during COVID-19 pandemic – update and Statement of Principles
The Chief Ombudsman has published a new guide in response to questions about the impact of the Parliamentary Privilege Act (PPA) on the OIA.
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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