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Inquiries and Custodial Services Unit staff not available today

22 Jun 2017

Our Inquiries and Custodial Services Unit staff are not available today. We are apologise for any inconvenience.They will be available again at 9am on Friday 23 June 2017.

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.

Acting Ombudsman tabled Operation Prospect: A report on developments

09 May 2017

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has tabled a special report to Parliament, Operation Prospect: A report on developments. He will publicly discuss his report this Friday when he appears before the NSW Parliamentary Committee on the Ombudsman.

Ombudsman’s report about asbestos

19 Apr 2017

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, urges the Government to properly fund initiatives to protect the NSW public from the dangers of asbestos. Those particularly at risk are DIY home renovators and some regional Aboriginal communities. See media release for more details. Read our report.

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