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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 9 FUNCTIONS OF THE OMBUDSMAN The functions of the Ombudsman are: 1. To investigate any administrative action by, in, or on behalf of, any Northern Territory Government Agency or Local Government Council to which the Ombudsman (Northern Territory) Act applies. 2. To investigate any action taken, or refusal to take action, by a member of the Police Force of the Northern Territory, whether or not that action was an administrative action, where that action was, or was purported to be, for, or in connection with, or incidental to, the exercise or performance of that members powers or functions as a member of the Northern Territory Police Force. 3. Pursuant to Section 9 of the Health and Community Services Complaints Act the Ombudsman is also appointed as the Commissioner for Health and Community Services Complaints. The Commission reports separately to the Legislative Assembly. 4. Pursuant to a co-location agreement with the Commonwealth Ombudsman, to provide administrative support to a representative of the Commonwealth Ombudsmans Office who is co-located within the Office of the Ombudsman in Darwin. 5. Pursuant to Section 48 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1974 and by virtue of the role as Ombudsman for the Northern Territory, to act as a Statutory Member of the Legal Practitioners Complaints Committee. 6. To act as a member of the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee. 7. To consider requests from the Law Society of the Northern Territory for assistance in carrying out its functions.

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