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On Tuesday 22 November 2016, the Acting NSW Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, tabled two reports of the NSW Child Death Review Team (CDRT).
‘The death of any child is a profound loss, both to the child’s family and to our broader community’, said Professor McMillan. ‘By issuing these reports, we aim to share what we have learnt from our reviews and research in order to prevent, to the degree possible, other children dying.’Learn more
Review of Restricted Premises Act search powers and offence provisions - Final report – October 2016
The Minister for Justice and Police has tabled in Parliament the Ombudsman’s report on amendments made to the Restricted Premises Act which introduced new offence provisions and the powers to search for firearms on declared premises without a warrant.
This report details the Ombudsman’s review of the operation of these amendments over a two year period from its commencement in November 2013.Learn more
The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan tabled his 2015-16 Annual Report in Parliament today. The report showcases how our interactions with individuals and with the public, private and community sectors help build strong administrative safeguards in the community.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.