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Ombudsman frontline staff unavailable

10 Aug 2017

Thursday 10 August and Friday 11 August
Thursday 24 August and Friday 25 August
Thursday 7 September

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Our frontline staff includes our staff who handle inquiries about state government agencies and local councils, correctional and juvenile justice centres and community and disability service providers.

Note that this does not affect anyone needing to speak with their case officer about an open complaint.

From 1 July the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, or LECC, will have responsibility for oversighting police

29 Jun 2017

From 1 July the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, or LECC, will have responsibility for oversighting police. Any police complaints on hand will be transferred to the LECC under the new oversight arrangements. All inquiries should be referred to LECC.

Ombudsman releases report: Report of reviewable deaths 2014 and 2015: Vol 1 Child deaths

29 Jun 2017

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has released his report on reviewable deaths of children in 2014 and 2015, and a commissioned research paper Reporting of Fatal Neglect in NSW. Read his media release.

Ombudsman releases report: Did police provide their name and place of duty?

22 Jun 2017

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has completed his review of police compliance with a statutory requirement to provide their name and place of duty when exercising certain powers, such as search and arrest. The Attorney General tabled the Ombudsman’s report in Parliament last week. Read his media release.

Ombudsman recommends expiry of preventative detention powers in the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002

14 Jun 2017

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has completed the fourth review of the NSW Police Force’s use of the preventative detention and covert search warrant powers in the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002. The Attorney General tabled the Ombudsman’s report in Parliament yesterday. Read his media release.

Official Community Visitors Annual Report 2015-16

06 Jun 2017

The Minister for Disability, Ray Williams has tabled in Parliament the Official Community Visitors Annual Report 2015-16. The report highlights the special role of the Visitors in providing a voice for young people and people with disability in the community.

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