Kōrero: Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament

Appointing an ombudsman

Appointing an ombudsman

As an officer of Parliament, an ombudsman is appointed by unanimous agreement of the Officers of Parliament Committee. This committee includes representatives of all political parties to ensure that appointments have the confidence of Parliament. The same process applies when a chief ombudsman is appointed. The formal letter of appointment comes from the governor-general and is signed by the prime minister. This is Beverley Wakem's letter of appointment as chief ombudsman in 2008.

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Office of the Ombudsmen - Nga Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

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David McGee, 'Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament - Officers of Parliament', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33093/appointing-an-ombudsman (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā David McGee, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 20 Jan 2017