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National Investigations Symposium

31 Jan 2023

Early bird registration is now open for the 13th National Investigations Symposium, 24 to 25 May 2023, Sydney. Register early to avoid disappointment

New report uses linked data analysis to better identify risk factors for early childhood mortality

09 Dec 2022

A report tabled by the NSW Ombudsman today links perinatal (birth) records with the records of children who have died to better understand risk factors for early childhood mortality.

The report, titledEffects of perinatal conditions and local area socioeconomic status on early childhood mortality in New South Wales: linked data analysis, was prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for the NSW Child Death Review Team (CDRT), NSW Ombudsman.

Ombudsman's Public Interest Disclosure Annual Report 2021-22

09 Dec 2022

The NSW Ombudsman’s 2021/22 annual report on public interest disclosures (PIDs) across NSW was tabled in Parliament today.

The report, titled Oversight of Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 Annual Report 2021-22, highlights the following findings from the information received from NSW public authorities

Ombudsman's audit report recommends improvements to councils' public interest disclosure practices

21 Nov 2022

A report by the NSW Ombudsman tabled today, has highlighted the importance of local councils having systems in place to ensure that public interest disclosures (PIDs) are encouraged, identified, and reported.

The report, titled Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 Audit Report: Summary of Public Interest Disclosure Audits of 6 Local Councils, outlines the findings of audits conducted on 6 local councils under the Public Interests Disclosure Act 1994.

NSW Child Death Review Team Annual Report 2021-22 tabled

25 Oct 2022

The NSW Ombudsman and Convenor of the NSW Child Death Review Team (CDRT) Paul Miller tabled the NSW Child Death Review Team Annual Report 2021-22 in Parliament today.

NSW Ombudsman Annual Report and summary of investigations report tabled in Parliament

25 Oct 2022

The NSW Ombudsman’s Office Annual Report: 2021-22 has been tabled in Parliament today.

The report provides insight to the 24,874 contacts received by the office in the financial year to 30 June 2022. These included 12,363 actionable complaints, which highlight the diversity of issues raised by NSW citizens accessing services from NSW Government agencies, local councils and certain community-service providers.