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Callaghan Innovation handling of OIA requests passes Ombudsman scrutiny

09 July 2019

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he has completed his investigation into the way Callaghan Innovation handles Official Information Act requests.

Mr Boshier says the Callaghan inquiry was one of eight self-initiated investigations into OIA practice conducted across the public sector in the past financial year.

He says he did not identify any conduct by Callaghan in its administration of Official Information Act requests that was wrong, unreasonable or contrary to law.

“The aim of these investigations is to determine whether agencies have the leadership, culture, systems, policies and procedures in place to support good official information administration and to suggest improvements,” Mr Boshier says.

“A generally positive culture exists around the importance of the OIA, and organisational transparency.

“Staff generally have a good understanding of the importance of the Act but this needs to be regularly reinforced by senior leaders.”

Last updated on the 16th September 2019