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National Investigations Symposium

The National Investigations Symposium is a biennial event for public sector investigators and complaint handlers run by the NSW Ombudsman, the Independent Commission Against Corruption and IPAA NSW. It provides a unique forum for public officials to increase their knowledge, skills and techniques, and offers significant professional development and networking opportunities.

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Review report released

The NSW Ombudsman’s review of the operation of the offence of continuing to be intoxicated and disorderly in public was tabled in Parliament today by the Attorney General. The review looked at the use of on-the-spot fines and charges for intoxicated and disorderly conduct that continued despite the person having been given an opportunity to comply with a formal move on direction from police.

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New oversight function for the NSW Ombudsman - reportable incidents in disability supported group accommodation

Recently passed amendments to the Ombudsman Act 1974 create a new role for the Ombudsman. We will now oversight agency responses to allegations of reportable incidents in disability supported group accommodation.

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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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Featured publication

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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