Articles tagged Peter Boshier

Details of a difficult year at the Ombudsman’s office have been revealed, including a botched computer system upgrade, heightened security concerns and a bizarre court case to defend the word “ombudsman”. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

With a new Government pledging to be the most open and transparent ever, the watchdog tasked with ensuring it complies with freedom of information laws won’t be easing up the pressure. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

Political scientist Bryce Edwards called late last month for a coalition to form to fix the Official Information Act. He reports back on a positive initial response in and around Government.

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Following a Serco fight-club scandal that left Corrections reeling, a new woman has been placed in charge of keeping tabs on New Zealand’s prisons. Shane Cowlishaw meets the chief inspector.

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New research has raised concerns about how New Zealand organisations are protecting those who speak out about wrongdoing. Do we need to do more to look out for our whistleblowers?