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10 November 2016
Media Information Sheet: A report on giving effect to the recommendations arising from the Investigation into issues associated with violence restraining orders and their relationship with family and domestic violence fatalities

10 June 2016
Raising awareness and accessibility in the Pilbara and Kimberley Regions, June 2016
Staff from the offices of the Western Australian Ombudsman and the Western Australian Energy and Water Ombudsman will be visiting Karratha, Roebourne and South Hedland between 20 – 24 June 2016, and Broome between 29 June – 1 July 2016 as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

17 May 2016
Raising awareness and accessibility in the Indian Ocean Territories, May 2016
Staff from the offices of the Western Australian Ombudsman and the Commonwealth Ombudsman will be visiting the Indian Ocean Territories between 24 and 31 May as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

19 November 2015
Report on Investigation into issues associated with violence restraining orders and their relationship with family and domestic violence fatalities
Media Information Sheet: Executive Summary
Media Information Sheet: Key Findings and Recommendations in Detail
The Western Australian Ombudsman has published an own motion investigation into issues associated with violence restraining orders and their relationship with family and domestic violence fatalities

14 May 2015
Raising awareness and accessibility in the Wheatbelt Region, May 2015
The office of the Western Australian Ombudsman and Energy and Water Ombudsman will be visiting Northam between 21 and 22 May as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

25 July 2014
Accountability agencies strengthening links in the Goldfields
The office of the Western Australian Ombudsman and other agencies will be visiting Kalgoorlie between 30 July and 1 August as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

9 April 2014
Media Information Sheet: Report on investigation into ways that State government departments and authorities can prevent or reduce suicide by young people
The Western Australian Ombudsman has published an own motion investigation into ways that State Government departments and authorities can prevent or reduce suicide by young people..

29 October 2013
Accountability agencies strengthening links in the East Kimberley
The office of the Western Australian Ombudsman and other accountability agencies will be visiting Kununurra and Wyndham between 6 and 8 November as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

12 March 2013
Accountability agencies strengthening links in the South West
The Office of the Western Australian Ombudsman and other key accountability agencies will be visiting the South West on 19-21 March as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

7 November 2012
Media Information Sheet: Sleep-related infant deaths report
The Western Australian Ombudsman has published an own motion investigation into ways that State Government departments can prevent or reduce sleep-related infant deaths.

14 August 2012
Accountability agencies strengthening links in the Pilbara
The Office of the Western Australian Ombudsman and other key accountability agencies will be visiting the Pilbara on 27-31 August as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

29 November 2011
Media Information Sheet: Planning for children in care report
The Western Australian Ombudsman has today tabled in Parliament an own motion investigation into planning for children in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department for Child Protection.

2 November 2010
Accountability agencies strengthening links in the Great Southern
The Office of the Western Australian Ombudsman and other key accountability agencies will be visiting Albany on 17-19 November as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

19 April 2010
Accountability agencies strengthening links with the Kimberley
The Office of the Western Australian Ombudsman and other key accountability agencies will be visiting Broome on 1 to 5 May as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

20 October 2009
Accountability agencies reaching out to the Peel region
The Ombudsman and staff from other key accountability agencies are heading to Mandurah on 10 to 12 November as part of the Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program.

8 June 2009
Accountability agencies reaching out to the Mid West region
The services that governments deliver affect a large number of people in their daily lives.

Key accountability agencies responsible for ensuring that these services are delivered fairly, accountably and responsively are visiting Geraldton from 30 June -
2 July 2009.

14 April 2009
Accountability agencies reaching out to the regions
Key accountability agencies responsible for ensuring that government services are delivered fairly, accountably and responsively are visiting Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 4, 5 and 6 May 2009.

The Western Australian Ombudsman, Energy Ombudsman, Public Sector Standards Commissioner, Office of Health Review, Freedom of Information Commission and Commonwealth Ombudsman will hold a series of events to meet with residents, community groups, Indigenous groups, government agencies, local governments and others to:

  • improve access to and understanding of these agencies; and
  • promote good administrative practice, effective complaint/dispute resolution, ethical conduct and appropriate access to information in the public sector.

19 February 2009
Reaching out to regional Western Australians
The Ombudsman today announced an important new initiative to reach out to regional Western Australians. 

The Ombudsman Regional Awareness and Accessibility Program aims to significantly enhance awareness of, and accessibility to, the Ombudsman’s services for regional Western Australians.  The Program will also target awareness and accessibility for Indigenous Western Australians.

30 December 2008
New Deputy Ombudsman
The Western Australian Ombudsman Chris Field announced the appointment of Dr Peter Wilkins to the position of Deputy Ombudsman.

Chris Field said that Dr Wilkins is a highly qualified appointment, “Dr Wilkins brings enormous public sector experience to the office of the Ombudsman and significant expertise in the operation of independent accountability agencies.”

6 August 2007
Joondalup strengthens Australian-Indonesian Ombudsman exchange program
Two staff from the National Ombudsman Commission of Indonesia, are in Australia as part of the Indonesian Australian Ombudsman Linkages and Strengthening (IAOLAS) Program. A visit to the City of Joondalup provided opportunity for the Ombudsman's Indonesian counterparts to gain a sound understanding of the role of local government, and how the Western Australian Ombudsman works with local government to resolve complaints.

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