New South Wales Ombudsman

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A special report to Parliament under sections 26 and 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974
8 Mar 2018

The NSW Ombudsman, Michael Barnes, has tabled this report to correct the public record in relation to the enforcement statistics published in the former Acting Ombudsman’s November 2017 special report to Parliament.


15 Nov 2017

This progress report for the NSW Parliament outlines the status of a current investigation into the enforcement of the principles and rules of effective water management.

Discussion paper

30 Oct 2017

This project arose from the steady number of complaints the NSW Ombudsman has received over many years about postgraduate supervision in NSW universities. These complaints can be complex and take time and resources to examine. They often also have a personal aspect which makes them...

Research report

7 Nov 2016


In 2016, the Ombudsman completed a review of amendments made to the Restricted Premises Act to help target gun crime and premises used by serious criminals. The amendments introduced offences that can be committed by owners and occupiers of declared premises and...

Research report

27 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...

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Research report

15 Nov 2017

In NSW each year, over 40% of deaths of young people aged between 1 and 17 years are injury-related. There are many more child injuries that do not result in death. Overall, the burden of childhood injury is a significant health, well-being and public policy issue.

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