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Annual Report 2004-2005 Ombudsman 27th Report



Annual Report 2004-2005 Ombudsman 27th Report

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___________________________________________________________ Ombudsmans Annual Report 2004/05 17 WHO COMPLAINS? Graph 10: Gender Breakdown all Enquiries/Complaints 1082 974 999 1499 2023 823 664 692 835 1124 3 340 0 391 18 94 1905 1638 2082 2355 3275 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 Male Female Group/Org Unknown Total As Graph 10 shows, over the past five years the gender breakdown of people approaching the Office has only varied slightly. The above percentages can be compared with the overall male to female ratio in the Northern Territory which is 52:48, a somewhat different situation to that in other parts of Australia where the percentage is the reverse. NORTHERN TERRITORY AGENCIES (INCLUDING NT CORRECTIONAL SERVICES) WHICH AGENCIES DO PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT? Chart 11 below provides a breakdown of agencies that have been the subject of complaint, excluding complaints against Police, over the past year. Chart 11: Agencies subject to complaints Info, Planning & Environment 102 PAWA 122 Employment, Education & Training 52 TIO 42 Local Government 106 Corrections 627 Other 182 Community Devt, Sport & Cultural Affairs 177 Health & Community Services 164Justice 94BOSJ 895 Note: BOSJ refers to complaints made to the Ombudsman concerning bodies that are outside the jurisdiction of the Ombudsman and complainants were referred to appropriate bodies to action.

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