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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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In 2001-02, the Office of the Tasmanian Ombudsman closed 106 complaints about the administrative actions of local government authorities in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region.

The majority of complaints in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region were closed due to no defective administration (36 complaints, representing 34.0% of total complaints closed), followed by discontinuation, withdrawal or lapse (30 complaints, representing 28.3% of total complaints closed). Some 12 complaints were substantiated or partly substantiated, representing 11.3% of total complaints closed.

In 2001-02, the Clarence local government area recorded the greatest number of complaints closed with 21 complaints, representing 19.8% of all complaints closed, followed by Hobart with 19 complaints (17.9% of all complaints closed) and then Kingborough with 14 complaints (13.2% of all complaints closed).


COMPLAINTS TO THE OMBUDSMAN, By closure reason(a): Greater Hobart-Southern Region - 2001-02
No defective administration
Substantiated
(b)
Declined to investigate
(c)
Discontinued
(d)
Out of jurisdiction
Total

Local government authority
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Brighton
3
1
2
-
7
Central Highlands
1
-
-
-
-
1
Clarence
8
-
5
6
2
21
Derwent Valley
3
-
-
2
1
6
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
3
2
-
1
-
6
Glenorchy
3
2
1
3
-
9
Hobart
7
2
4
4
2
19
Huon Valley
3
-
1
3
1
8
Kingborough
3
1
3
5
2
14
Sorell
1
4
2
2
1
10
Southern Midlands
-
-
-
1
-
1
Tasman
1
-
2
1
-
4
Total
36
12
19
30
9
106

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Only includes cases which have been closed, and where the reason for closure has been ascertained/recorded.
(b) Includes cases where the complaint was partly substantiated.
(c) Includes cases where the ombudsman was incapable of making a determination.
(d) Includes cases that lapsed or were withdrawn.

Source: Office of the Tasmanian Ombudsman, Annual Report 2001-2002.


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