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On 24 April 2013 we facilitated a roundtable meeting with representatives from university unions including the National Tertiary Education Union and the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association. The purpose of the meeting was to get the unions’ perspective on the way allegations of serious staff misconduct are currently dealt with in universities; and to facilitate a frank discussion about any issues identified in this area.Learn more
NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour appeared before a hearing of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Ombudsman, Police Integrity Commission and the Crime Commission on 11 April 2013. The Committee is inquiring into the ways in which the integrity bodies it is responsible for measure and report on their performance. More information about the inquiry, including the Ombudsman’s submission and transcript of evidence, can be accessed at the Committee’s inquiry webpage.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.