ombudsman : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ombuhdz muhn

  • n  a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government

  • Is there an ombudsman in the house or do we, as a society, have to live with the fact that the newspaper read by the nation's business elite is willing to print blatant lies for .
  • Initially, at least, New Zealand's commissioner would not have the broad investigative powers of Sweden's ombudsman, notably the right to scrutinize judicial and local government .
  • Obama's new media boss, Joe Rospars, left, huddles with ombudsman Gray Brooks at campaign headquarters in Chicago.
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  • Tony Abbott in Sydney Morning Herald
    Small businesses are often wedged between rules for individuals and rules for businesses because effectively they are so often individuals in business,Mr Abbott said. "This new ombudsman will be a policy advocate ...... and will also be...
  • Pru Goward in Sydney Morning Herald
    The Ombudsman will not be able to come to conclusions about failures in our child protection system because he is confined to looking at about 25 deaths a year,Ms Goward said.
  • Gerry Kelly in BBC News
    Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly said: "The way in which the office of the police ombudsman has conducted this report reflects badly on them. There is now a job to rebuild public confidence in their work. This needs to start with the production of a report...

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