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Ombudsman warns of danger posed to people with disabilities left in vehicles

17 Jan 2018

The public should be alert to vulnerable people with disabilities being left in cars in heat waves, the Ombudsman Michael Barnes sent out a media release today, ahead of extreme temperatures predicted for the weekend.

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Office Christmas closure

13 Dec 2017

Our office will be closed from 1pm Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen in the new year on Monday 8 January 2018.

Oversight of the Public Interest Disclosures Act

22 Nov 2017

The Acting NSW Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, tabled in Parliament his annual report on his oversight of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act).

The focus of this year’s annual report is the operational challenges faced by public authorities. We listened to the experience of practitioners and unsurprisingly, their most difficult challenge is to manage the human elements – such as creating an ethical climate that welcomes staff speaking up, and dealing with the heightened emotions of the parties involved in the internal reporting process.

Progress report – water compliance and enforcement

15 Nov 2017

The Acting NSW Ombudsman Professor John McMillan tabled a progress report in Parliament today on his investigation into water compliance and enforcement.

Water is a vital public asset. It is also a scarce public resource in Australia. Regulating how water can be accessed and used is a matter of intense public interest.

Childhood injury prevention: Strategic directions for coordination in New South Wales

15 Nov 2017

The Acting NSW Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, as Convenor of the NSW Child Death Review Team, tabled a report in Parliament today on ‘Childhood injury prevention: Strategic directions for coordination in New South Wales’.

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference

01 Nov 2017

The Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference (APSACC) will be held from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 November 2017 at the Westin Sydney. APSACC 2017 offers a program of 70+ speakers, 22+ sessions, 6 interactive workshops and an exciting social program aimed to help you build your professional network.

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