Beat Bureaucracy

Links

Non-governmental organizations that help fight bureaucracy

Government help with consumer complaints against businesses

Ombudsmen's help with government problems

 

Non-governmental organizations that help fight bureaucracy

COBBERS (Australia)  http://www.cobbers.org.au/

“Citizens Opposed to Bureaucratic Bullying and Excessive Regulation,” COBBERS is an Aussie (what else could it be) organization that documents bureaucratic abuses Down Under. Their goal: no less than a change in the culture of government bureaucracy.  Their tone: outrage. Fair dinkum.

Citizens Advice (United Kingdom)  http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Citizens Advice is a UK organization that provides services by telephone, online and “in the high street, community centres, health settings, courts and prisons.”

Babu Giri (India)  http://www.babugiri.com

A rant site, about railways, hospitals, banks, government offices, etc. Reminiscent of the US rant site www.bitterwaitress.com

Better Business Bureaus  In many countries the BBB provides support when things go wrong between consumers and businesses.

Non-governmental organizations exist in most countries to help citizens with bureaucracy-related problems. Search the web.

 

Government help with consumer complaints against businesses

Canada: http://www.consumerinformation.ca/
India: http://ncdrc.nic.in/  
USA: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Consumer_Safety.shtml
UK: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights/index.htm
Australia: http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/ConsumerProtection/
Ireland: http://www.consumerconnect.ie/eng/
New Zealand: http://www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz/consumerinfo/index.html
South Africa: http://www.southafrica.info/services/consumer/

 

Ombudsmen's help with government problems

List of international ombudsmen’s offices: http://www.law.ualberta.ca/centres/ioi/docs/Directory2008.pdf

Canadian government links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ombudsman#Canada_-_Provincial_and_Territorial_ombudsmen

US association of ombudsmen: http://www.usombudsman.org/
How ombudsmen work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ombudsman