11 Jul 2013

Law to change so Ombudsmen can get rid of some complaints

5:52 am on 11 July 2013

A change will be made to the law governing Ombudsmen so they can dismiss any complaints they believe are not credible.

The former chair of the government administration committee, now Speaker of Parliament, David Carter, appeared before the committee on Wednesday.

The Chief Ombudsman spoke of the office's increasing workload.

Mr Carter said there will be a law change so Ombudsmen can do quick investigations to decide if some complaints should be dismissed.