The NSW Ombudsman is an independent and impartial watchdog. Our job is to make sure that agencies we watch over fulfill their functions properly and improve their delivery of services to the public. The current Ombudsman is Bruce Barbour.
- Consorting Issues Paper - Review of the use of the consorting provisions by the NSW Police Force
- NSW Child Death Review Team Annual Report 2012
- NSW Ombudsman Annual Report site
What is happening at the Ombo’s07 Mar 2014
On 1 November 2013, we started two reviews of new police powers under the Firearms Act 1996 and the Restricted Premises Act 1943. The purpose of the amendments was to help target gun crime. We are reviewing police use of new powers to search for weapons, firearms and explosives without a warrant, and the operation of new offences aiming to prevent people convicted of an indictable offence from attending or managing premises.
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