Investigation reports before 2014

Date posted:

For Ombudsman reports published before 2014, you can:

Titles of reports tabled prior to 2014:

2013

  • Investigation into children transferred from the youth justice system to the adult prison system
  • Review of the governance of public sector boards in Victoria
  • Report on issues in public sector employment
  • A section 25(2) report concerning the constitutional validity of aspects of Victoria’s new integrity legislation
  • Own motion investigation into unenforced warrants
  • Investigation into allegations of improper conduct by a Magistrates’ Court registrar

2012

  • Own motion investigation into the governance and administration of the Victorian Building Commission
  • A section 25(2) report to Parliament on the proposed integrity system and its impact on the functions of the Ombudsman
  • Investigation into allegations concerning rail safety in the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop
  • Investigation into allegations of improper conduct by CenITex officers
  • Investigation into allegations of improper conduct involving Victoria Police
  • Investigation into allegations against Mr Geoff Shaw MP
  • Investigation into the temporary closure of Alfred Health adult lung transplant program
  • Investigation into an alleged corrupt association
  • Investigation into allegations of detrimental action involving Victoria Police
  • Own motion investigation into Greyhound Racing Victoria
  • The death of Mr Carl Williams at HM Barwon Prison – investigation into Corrections Victoria
  • Conflict of interest, poor governance and bullying at the City of Glen Eira Council
  • Investigation into the storage and management of ward records by the Department of Human Services

2011

  • Investigation into the Foodbowl Modernisation Project and related matters
  • Investigation into ICT-enabled projects
  • Investigation into how universities deal with international students
  • Investigation regarding the Department of Human Services Child Protection program (Loddon Mallee Region)
  • Investigation into the Office of Police Integrity’s handling of a complaint
  • SafeStreets Documents - Investigations into Victoria Police’s Handling of Freedom of Information request
  • Investigation into prisoner access to health care
  • Investigation into an allegation about Victoria Police crime statistics
  • Corrupt conduct by public officers in procurement
  • Investigation into record keeping failures by WorkSafe agents
  • Investigation into the improper release of autopsy information by a Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine employee
  • Ombudsman investigation - Assault of a Disability Services client by Department of Human Services staff
  • The Brotherhood - Risks associated with secretive organisations
  • Ombudsman investigation into the probity of The Hotel Windsor redevelopment
  • Investigation into the failure of agencies to manage registered sex offenders
  • Investigation into allegations of improper conduct by a councillor at the Hume City Council

2010

  • Investigation into the issuing of infringement notices to public transport users and related matters
  • Ombudsman’s recommendations second report on their implementation
  • Investigation into conditions at the Melbourne Youth Justice Precinct
  • Investigation into an allegation of improper conduct within RMIT’s School of Engineering (TAFE) – Aerospace
  • Ombudsman investigation into the probity of the Kew Residential Services and St Kilda Triangle developments
  • Own motion investigation into Child Protection - out of home care
  • Report of an investigation into Local Government Victoria’s response to the Inspectors of Municipal Administration’s report on the City of Ballarat
  • Investigation into the disclosure of information by a councillor of the City of Casey
  • Ombudsman’s recommendations - Report on their implementation

2009

  • Investigation into the handling of drug exhibits at the Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre
  • Own motion investigation into the Department of Human Services – Child Protection Program
  • Own motion investigation into the tendering and contracting of information and technology services within Victoria Police
  • Brookland Greens Estate - Investigation into methane gas leaks
  • A report of investigations into the City of Port Phillip
  • An investigation into the Transport Accident Commission’s and the Victorian WorkCover Authority’s administrative processes for medical practitioner billing
  • Conflict of interest and abuse of power by a building inspector at Brimbank City Council
  • Investigation into the alleged improper conduct of councillors at Brimbank City Council
  • Investigation into corporate governance at Moorabool Shire Council
  • Crime statistics and police numbers

2008

  • Report of an investigation into issues at Bayside Health
  • Probity controls in public hospitals for the procurement of non-clinical goods and services
  • Investigation into contraband entering a prison and related issues
  • Conflict of interest in local government
  • Conflict of interest in the public sector

2007

  • Investigation into VicRoads’ driver licensing arrangements
  • Investigation into the disclosure of electronic communications addressed to the Member for Evelyn and related matters
  • Investigation into the use of excessive force at the Melbourne Custody Centre
  • Investigation into the Office of Housing’s tender process for the cleaning and gardening maintenance contract - CNG 2007
  • Investigation into a disclosure about WorkSafe’s and Victoria Police’s handling of a bullying and harassment complaint
  • Own motion investigation into the policies and procedures of the planning department at the City of Greater Geelong

2006

  • Conditions for persons in custody
  • Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Investigation into parking infringement notices issued by Melbourne City Council
  • Improving responses to allegations involving sexual assault

2005

  • Investigation into the handling, storage and transfer of prisoner property in Victorian prisons
  • Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 Ombudsman’s guidelines
  • Own motion investigation into VicRoads registration practices
  • Complaint handling guide for the Victorian Public Sector 2005
  • Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 Discussion paper
  • Review of complaint handling in Victorian universities
  • Investigation into the conduct of council officers in the administration of the Shire of Melton
  • Discussion paper on improving responses to sexual abuse allegations

2004

  • Essendon Rental Housing Co-operative (ERHC)
  • Complaint about the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria
  • Ceja task force drug related corruption – second interim report

2003

  • Ceja task force drug related corruption – interim report
  • Report of investigation of complaints against State Trustees Ltd

2002

  • An investigation into a complaint about preferential treatment of a student by the University of Melbourne
  • Report on matters arising from the office of gambling regulation investigation of international gaming technology

2001

  • Investigation of police action at the World Economic Forum demonstrations September 2000

1999

  • Allegations raised concerning the activities of the Operations Intelligence Unit and other related issues - final report

1998

  • Allegations raised concerning the activities of the Operations Intelligence Unit and other related issues - second interim report
  • Allegations raised concerning the activities of the Operations Intelligence Unit and other related issues - interim report
  • Operation Bart - investigation of allegations against police in relation to the shutter allocation system - final report

1997

  • The Maryborough police investigation
  • Operation Bart - investigation of allegations against police in relation to the shutter allocation system - interim report
  • Report on investigation into complaint by a chiropractor against the chiropractors and osteopaths registration board

1995

  • Investigation of the police withdrawal on 2 May 1994 of charges laid against David Fox and Kenneth Richards

1994

  • Investigation of Police raid on the Commerce Club (Tasty Night Club) on Sunday 7 August 1994
  • Report on the Investigation of the removal and placement of a client of intellectual disabilities services because of allegations made by facilitated communication
  • Special Report of Norman Geschke, Ombudsman for Victoria, office on 28 February 1994

1993

  • Operation Iceberg - investigation of leaked confidential police information and related matters
  • Report of the investigation into alleged failure of state and local authorities to ensure adequate provision of public transport and environmental health standards at the 'Guns N' Roses' concert at Calder Park Raceway on 1 February 1993
  • Report on the investigation of a complaint of unjust dismissal because of allegations made by facilitated communication
  • The alleged suppression of police investigations, police intelligence and related matters - volumes 1, 2 and 3

1991

  • Report of the investigation into alleged deficiencies in the administration of the Australian Students' Prize which resulted in some students failing to receive the prize when they should have

1990

  • Report - the investigation of the raid by Department of Conservation Forests and Lands officers and RSPCA staff on Mr Bruce Jacob's dingo farm
  • Report of the Ombudsman on Police Special Branch documents

1989

  • Report of the investigation administration action taken by the Department of Community Services Victoria in relation to the removal and further placement of an inter-country adoptive child

1986

  • Report of Investigations relating to alleged inadequate compensation following compulsory acquisition of land for the Blue Rock Dam
  • Report of Investigations relating to complaints of unreasonable termination of services with Victoria's 150th anniversary celebrations secretariat and inadequate compensation following such dismissal

1982

  • Report of Investigation into uncontrolled odours from factory

1978

  • Report of the Ombudsman on Investigations into the cause of unrest in H Division, Pentridge during the weekend commencing 15 April 1978

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