Commonwealth and Taxation Ombudsman

During the year the government appointed a new Commonwealth Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman.

In 2010-11 the Commonwealth Ombudsman:

  • referred 238 investigations to us
  • referred 860 investigation briefs to us
  • made a finding of administrative deficiency in 10 investigations. Every six months we report to the Ombudsman on our progress in implementing recommendations
  • published a report in September 2010, Resolving tax file number compromise, regarding our administration relating to taxpayers whose tax file numbers have been compromised; the report is summarised in Appendix 6.

The Ombudsman did not complete any own-motion investigations relating to us in 2010-11.

At 30 June 2011, one Ombudsman own-motion investigation involving us was in progress. The investigation is into certain aspects of the administration of the joint-agency taskforce Project Wickenby.

    Last modified: 31 Oct 2011QC 28036