Territory Stories

Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT



Annual Report 2017-2018 OmbudsmanNT

Other title

Tabled paper 934


Tabled Papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.




Tabled papers

File type




Copyright owner

See publication



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

58 Examples During a remote community visit, a community member raised concerns about a house that faced the rear of the community store. He was concerned his grandchildren were in danger when they played in the yard because of a lack of a barrier to the loading bay where trucks delivered goods. Community members were also driving through unfenced yards. He had attempted to request Housing to erect fencing without success. Our Office contacted Housing and pointed out the safety concerns due to the lack of a barrier. The agency undertook to erect fencing at the house. The complainant was an aged pensioner who had had ongoing issues with taps in her bathroom for about three weeks. She advised that plumbers had been in and out without solving the problem. On the Friday she called our Office, a plumber had attended and taken her taps and left the house advising he would not be returning. She said that, on calling Housing, she was told the plumber might get to finish the job sometime next week. Our Office raised the matter with Housing Complaints and a contractor returned that afternoon and installed taps in her bathroom hand basin.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.