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Our new website is live. Find out what's changed.
Thu 21 Nov 2019
Find out what's changed or improved on our new website.
Thanks to those helping make disability rights real
Wed 14 Aug 2019
With our Independent Monitoring Mechanism partners, we have just finished gathering your input on the state of disability rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.
New whistleblowing guide for agencies and submission on Protected Disclosures Act consultation
Wed 7 Aug 2019
Today the Chief Ombudsman published a new guide for agencies on whistleblowing and his submission to the State Services Commission consultation on the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA).
New Opinion published
Mon 5 Aug 2019
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his findings on a case referred to during parliamentary question time last week.
Your OIA rights and responsibilities – now and in the future
Wed 31 Jul 2019
On 13 July, Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier addressed around 800 delegates at the New Zealand School Trustees Association’s annual conference.
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