1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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In 2001-02, the Office of the Tasmanian Ombudsman closed 42 complaints about the administrative actions of local government authorities in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

The majority of complaints in the Mersey-Lyell Region were closed due to no defective administration (15 complaints representing 35.7% of total complaints closed), followed by discontinuation, withdrawal or lapse (13 complaints representing 31.0% of total complaints closed). Some 5 complaints were substantiated or partly substantiated, representing 11.9% of total complaints closed.

In 2001-02, the Central Coast local government area recorded the greatest number of complaints closed (10 complaints representing 23.8% of total complaints closed), followed by the West Coast (9 complaints representing 21.4% of total complaints closed).


COMPLAINTS TO THE OMBUDSMAN, By closure reason(a): Mersey-Lyell 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.

Burnie
2
-
1
-
1
4
Central Coast
2
1
1
6
-
10
Circular Head
2
-
-
2
1
5
Devonport
-
1
1
1
-
3
Kentish
2
-
-
2
-
4
King Island
1
-
1
-
-
2
Latrobe
-
2
3
-
-
5
Waratah/Wynyard
-
-
-
-
-
-
West Coast
6
1
-
2
-
9
Total
15
5
7
13
2
42

- 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(d) Includes cases that lapsed or were withdrawn.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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