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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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In 2003-04, the Office of the Tasmanian Ombudsman closed 20 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 discontinuation, withdrawal or lapse (9 complaints representing 45.0% of total complaints closed), followed by declined to investigate (6 complaints representing 30.0% of total complaints closed) and 1 complaint was substantiated or partly substantiated, representing 5.0% of total complaints closed.

In 2003-04, the Waratah/Wynyard local government area recorded the greatest number of complaints closed (5 complaints representing 25.0% of total complaints closed), followed by Burnie and Kentish (4 complaints representing 20.0% each of total complaints closed).

COMPLAINTS TO THE OMBUDSMAN, By closure reason(a): Mersey-Lyell Region - 2003-04
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
-
-
1
2
1
4
Central Coast
-
-
2
-
-
2
Circular Head
-
-
-
2
-
2
Devonport
-
-
-
-
-
-
Kentish
1
1
1
1
-
4
King Island
-
-
-
1
-
1
Latrobe
-
-
-
2
-
2
Waratah/Wynyard
1
-
2
1
1
5
West Coast
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
2
1
6
9
2
20

- 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(d) Includes cases that lapsed or were withdrawn.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 2003-2004.



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