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NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour released an issues paper today as part of his review of new consorting provisions in Division 7, Part 3A of the Crimes Act 1900. These provisions commenced on 9 April 2012. It is now an offence punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment and/or a $16 500 fine to habitually consort with convicted offenders. Our office was tasked with reviewing how the relevant provisions were operating.Learn more
The Ombudsman has today tabled his Annual Report for 2012 – 2013.
Our annual report is a significant way of communicating what we have done in the last twelve months and is also an opportunity for us to share information and increase public understanding about who we are and what we do.
Our staff attended the 43rd NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knock Out Carnival held in Raymond Terrace over the October long weekend. The Carnival is recognised as the largest rugby league knockout in the world and the largest sporting event involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the country.Learn more
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.
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.