Commonwealth Ombudsman

Part of the Prime Minister portfolio and a Federal authority, also called CO

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The Commonwealth Ombudsman safeguards the community in its dealings with Australian Government agencies. The Ombudsman’s office handles complaints, conducts investigations, performs audits and inspections, encourages good administration, and carries out specialist oversight tasks. The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also the Defence Force, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Taxation, Postal Industry, ACT, Overseas Students Ombudsman and Norfolk Island Ombudsman.

12 requests
Dear Mr Sweeney   Please find attached the following two documents in response to your Freedom of Information request of 31 May 2018:   1.    ...
Jurisdiction of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Request sent to Commonwealth Ombudsman by Phillip Sweeney on .
Awaiting response.
Section 5 of the Ombudsman Act 1976 (Cth) provides: (1) Subject to this Act, the Ombudsman: (a) shall investigate action, being action that re...
Dear FOI applicant   I attach the following things in response to your Freedom of Information request of 29 January 2018:   ·         My decis...
Thank you for the additional clarification Jim, and your further explanatory comments. They were much appreciated. While I consider there are some...
FOI Delegations - 2016
Response by Commonwealth Ombudsman to Ben Fairless on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Fairless It has been brought to my attention that the document to which you seek access is available under the Information Publication Scheme...
Pid documents for 2014-100013
Response by Commonwealth Ombudsman to kevin zander on .
Refused.
Dear Mr Zander   I attach correspondence in response to your Freedom of Information request of 31 October 2016.   Yours sincerely     Gr...
Documents related to 2016-510597
Response by Commonwealth Ombudsman to Ben Fairless on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Fairless   I attach the following things in response to your Freedom of Information request of 1 December 2016:   ·         My decisio...
Social media policy
Follow up sent to Commonwealth Ombudsman by James Smith on .
Information not held.
Thank you for your letter and for confirming that no documents in scope exist. Yours sincerely, James Smith
Documents used as basis for decision
Request to Commonwealth Ombudsman by Nick Green. Annotated by Nick Green on .
Refused.
Alarming development. Both the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal have said that a government d...
Report on NAB influencing ASIC
Response by Commonwealth Ombudsman to Phillip Sweeney on .
Information not held.
Dear Mr Sweeney   I attach correspondence in response to your Freedom of Information request of 31 March 2015.   I have sent the original deci...
Australia's Worst White-Collar Crime
Request to Commonwealth Ombudsman by Phillip Sweeney. Annotated by Ben Fairless on .
Successful.
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Unfortunately your letter is not a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. So, no matter how interesting your questions are, ther...

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