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Reviewing the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Ombudsman, the Police Integrity Commission and the Crime Commission is currently reviewing the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (the PID Act).

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The firearms prohibition order search powers final report

The Minister for Justice and Police has tabled in Parliament the Ombudsman’s report on new search powers, which enable police to search a person subject to a firearms prohibition order whenever reasonably required.

This report details the Ombudsman’s review of the operation of the powers over a two year period from its commencement in November 2013.

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Addressing the abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability forum

Join us as we take a close look at what it takes to address abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability in both disability service and community settings. This forum provides an important opportunity to consider the safeguards that currently exist in NSW, any gaps, and what needs to be put in place in NSW and nationally, by the end of the NDIS transition. This is an open forum, and anyone with an interest in promoting the rights of people with disability are encouraged to attend. Register early as places are limited.

Thursday 24 November 2016, Sydney

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We produce a range of publications including general information for the public, guidelines for agencies and organisations we oversight, discussion papers seeking information from the public, final reports at the conclusion of legislative reviews, annual reports outlining the work we have done during the financial year and special reports to Parliament about public interest issues. Some of our publications are also available in community languages.

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This is the second comprehensive investigation that my office has undertaken into the use of Taser weapons by the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF). The first investigation was done at a time when Tasers were only used by police officers within specialist units of the NSWPF. Since that report in 2008, Taser weapons have been rolled out for use by all accredited general duties police officers in NSW.

View Taser footage of selected case studies.

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