Current topics for major own motion investigations

In addition to investigating complaints, the Ombudsman can undertake an investigation of her or his own motion in relation to any matter within the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman.

Own motion investigations are intended to result in improvements to public administration that are evidence-based, proportionate, practical and where the benefits outweigh the costs.  

The Office’s current topics of major own motion investigation are:

  • A report on giving effect to the recommendations arising from the Investigation into ways that State government departments and authorities can prevent or reduce suicide by young people;
  • An investigation into family and domestic violence and suicide; and
  • An investigation into homelessness.

Read more on the Office’s major own motion investigations on the Reports on own motion investigations page.