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OIA "league tables" getting closer, says Chief Ombudsman

18 July 2016

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says "finer details" are being worked out for the publication of statistics on agency performance and compliance with official information legislation.

In a speech to Transparency International Leader's Integrity Forum on 13 July 2016, Judge Boshier said he has made it clear that he intends to start publishing official information statistics as a means to drive improvements in agency performance and compliance with the official information legislation.

"Publication of our complaint statistics will be part of a wider strategy aimed at increasing state sector transparency and standardisation of data around how the official information legislation is operating," he said.

"Publication will relate to complaints closed from 1 July 2016 onwards, and there will necessarily be a lead in time of analysis and preparation before the first set of data can be published, possibly on a quarterly basis."

Judge Boshier said he wanted the publication of statistics to be done on a "no surprises" basis, and in a way which encourages the further development of good practices in the official information area.

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