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The Commonweath Ombudsman investigates complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly by an Australian government agency. Find out about the complaints process.
Find out about funding, elections, enroling, voting, candidates and parties, and past results for NSW State and local government elections.
This looseleaf service has detailed information on administrative law, including the AAT, the Federal Court, freedom of information, archives, the Ombudsman, and privacy.

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