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‘Thorough and thoughtful’ ombudsman retires

OMBUDSMAN Simon Allston retired last month after 23 years with the Tasmanian Government. In 1989 Simon joined the Office of the Solicitor General, moving from the Commonwealth Government. During his 16 years with the Solicitor General Simon was well known for his thorough and thoughtful advice. Simon was also seconded to assist the Royal Commission into the attempted bribing of a parliamentarian, and the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Joseph Gillewicz. Appointed as Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner in 2005, Simon was then reappointed at the end of 2010.

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