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

02 Aug 2016

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

Ombudsman’s review of the NSW consorting law

20 Jun 2016

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has reviewed the operation of the NSW consorting law over a three year period from its commencement in April 2012. The consorting law aims to prevent crime by disrupting or deterring associations that may lead to the building or continuation of criminal networks. It is a criminal offence for a person to continue to associate or communicate with at least two people who have previously been convicted of an indictable offence, after receiving an official police warning.

NEW Disability report incident forms A and B

14 Jun 2016

Our Disability reportable incident notification forms A and B have been updated and the new notifications are now available on our website.

Disability complaints handling forum – 27 May 2016

09 Jun 2016

We attended and presented at a disability complaints handling forum organised by the Commonwealth Ombudsman for Government agencies, oversight bodies, advocates and community representatives. The purpose of the forum was to share experiences and ideas and explore more creative approaches to engage with people with disability.

Special report launch event at Barangaroo – 1 June 2016

09 Jun 2016

The Acting Ombudsman, John McMillan and Deputy Ombudsman, Danny Lester, spoke at an event to mark the tabling of our report to Parliament on Fostering economic development for Aboriginal people in NSW.

Special report: Fostering economic development for Aboriginal people in NSW

31 May 2016

In a special report tabled in Parliament today, the Acting NSW Ombudsman has recommended measures to ensure that Government’s efforts to foster economic development for Aboriginal people in NSW are successful.

Increasing the economic prosperity of Aboriginal people is critical to improving social outcomes in many areas, such as health, education, child protection and community safety. Economic development is also fundamental to sustaining and renewing Aboriginal culture and language into the future.

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