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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 8 January 2019 to date (accessed 21 June 2019 at 02:04)
434A Council’s response to Ombudsman’s report
(1) The Minister may order a council to present a copy of a report made by the Ombudsman under section 26 of the Ombudsman Act 1974 concerning the conduct of the council (together with a copy of the Minister’s order) at the next meeting of the council occurring after the order is made.(2) The council must, within 40 days after the presentation of the Ombudsman’s report and the Minister’s order, give written notice to the Minister of the things done or proposed to be done to give effect to any recommendations contained in the report.(3) At any time after receiving the council’s notice or the expiration of the 40-day period (whichever is the earlier) the Minister may order the council to do such things or to refrain from doing such things arising from the recommendations contained in the Ombudsman’s report as are specified in the order.(4) The council must comply with any order made by the Minister under this section.(5) An order under this section may state that a failure to comply with the order may lead to legal proceedings being taken to enforce compliance.(6) Nothing in this section affects any other obligation of the council in respect of the Ombudsman’s report under the Ombudsman Act 1974.