27 Mar 2013

Ombudsman's office to get more staff

10:31 am on 27 March 2013

The Office of the Ombudsman is to get six more staff to deal with a mounting backlog of cases.

Last month, Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem told Parliament the office was in crisis, sinking under the weight of a growing number of complaints.

Dame Beverley says the increase in the office's budget was approved by a Parliamentary committee this week.

She says the office will be advertising for lawyers to join its staff when the money is available.