4 days Left to answer Ombudsmen Survey

Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, November 3rd, 2015 - 5 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, ACC, accountability, democratic participation - Tags:

If you have had an OIA experience with any of the following agencies take the time now to complete this online survey


Survey 1 – Review agencies

This survey asks about your experiences of making requests to the 12 agencies that the Chief Ombudsman is focusing her investigation on. These agencies are:

  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Department of Corrections
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Justice
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • Ministry of Transport
  • State Services Commission

You should only take this survey if you have made OIA requests to these particular agencies.

5 comments on “4 days Left to answer Ombudsmen Survey”

  1. Mike the Savage One 1

    Very good, Tracey, thanks for posting this!

    It is at least an opportunity for those of us, who have had experiences with the OIA process, to share our experiences and views. The OIA process is lacking and the Ombudsman must know. It has now been abused by this government especially, using delay tactics, and trying to provide as little useful information as they get away with.

    I hope that as many as possible will take part in this survey.

    • tracey 1.1

      Me too Mike. Sadly for me the Department i have had the most problems with isnt part of the review

      Department of Building and Housing

      • Mike the Savage One 1.1.1

        Why not? If it is not listed, you can list it under ‘other’ as I read. Not only the agencies or departments listed under some questions in that survey are covered. The review covers all OIA requests and experiences, as I understand it.

        • tracey

          No, they specifically state that if you have not had communication with those agencies you need to use another method (which I did).

          • Mike the Savage One

            Ok, there were some questions though that asked, whether certain experiences related to state agencies, and offered to answer with “other” if they were not listed. So I must have made a wrong assumption based on that. But I must say, the Ombudsman is lacking, that includes Beverley Wakem and Ron Paterson, as they are not always fulfilling their functions as they really should, in my view. At least this survey gives us an change to give them feedback, which they should take more seriously than some complaints that they have not bothered to investigate.

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