In this week’s program, we talk about the work of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman and their planned visit to the APY Lands.
An ombudsman is an independent person who can investigate and sort out disputes between community people and government departments. They look at complaints made by individuals or communities about how government provides programs and services.
Our interview is with Fiona Sawyers, who is the Senior Assistant Ombudsman of the Social Services, Indigenous and Disability Branch.
People in Fiona’s office look at issues such as Centrelink, Child Support, Medicare, social services, employment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs, and the National Disability Insurance Agency.
This show will let communities know about the visit to the APY Lands that Fiona’s team is planning.
Fiona invites Anangu tjuta to talk with the Ombudsman’s office when they’re visiting the Lands.