New South Wales Ombudsman
Created in 1974, the New South Wales Ombudsman was introduced as an independent agency to hold State Government agencies accountable when a complaint by the public is made regarding their performance. The NSW Ombudsman can be called upon to provide evidence to the Coroner regarding the cause and patterns of deaths (e.g. child deaths). The Ombudsman can help facilitate improvements to government agencies if a coronial inquest has resulted in further recommendations in order to prevent further deaths.