Ombudsman for the Northern Territory and Information Commissioner

Primary Objective

Fulfil the statutory role of the Ombudsman for the NT, to investigate and deal with complaints about administrative actions of public authorities and conduct of police officers, and to improve the quality of decision-making and administrative practices in public authorities under the Ombudsman Act 2009. As Information Commissioner, promote the FOI and privacy protection provisions of the Information Act 2002 by educating and providing guidance to the public sector and the community, and by providing an independent dispute resolution and complaints determination service.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide the community with a fair, independent and timely mechanism for the resolution of complaints about the administrative action of government agencies and the conduct of Northern Territory Police Officers.
  2. Promote excellence in administration, understanding of contemporary public sector management practices, and maximum performance and integrity in servicing the public.
  3. Promote awareness of, and provide advice to, the community and organisations on the Ombudsman Act 2009 and the Information Act 2002, and the principles and processes that underpin these laws.
  4. Exercise the advisory, regulatory, administrative and statutory functions of the position decisively, fairly and with sound judgement.
  5. Provide strategic and team leadership and manage the Office’s operations to ensure maximum effectiveness and the highest standards of performance.
  6. Develop and maintain constructive relationships with Ministers, NTPS agency executives, Commissioner for Police, local government officials, and relevant professional networks pertaining to the position.
  7. Fulfil statutory obligations and roles impartially, independently and with integrity.
  8. Contribute to the work of the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee.

Closing date: 16 August 2019

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Last updated: 19 July 2019


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