Each year, the Ombudsman undertakes about 40 formal investigations. Some investigations are announced publicly. Others are conducted in private.
Ombudsman Deborah Glass has announced investigations into the matters outlined below.
When each investigation is finished, Ms Glass will table a report in the Victorian Parliament and publish her findings on this website.
Politicisation of the Public Service
The Legislative Council passed a motion requiring the Ombudsman to investigate some matters, including issues relating to the alleged politicisation of the public service.
The investigation will consider the implications of an allegation that there is an emerging trend of people with a political affiliation being appointed to executive positions in the Victorian public service (ie agency heads or other ‘executive’ roles within the meaning of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic)).