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Abuse in Care Inquiry Public hearing witness list released Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry has released witness list  for the Contextual Public hearing later this month. The Contextual hearing, beginning on 29 October at the Rydges Hotel in Auckland, will be the first time the Inquiry will hear from survivors in a public hearing.  Read more Related Posts:Royal Commission begins public Read more

Churches’ commitment to waiving confidentiality agreements questioned Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Advocates on behalf of people abused in church institutions say the churches are complicating the process of waiving confidentiality agreements RNZ asked the president of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference,  Bishop Patrick Dunn, whether bishops had shown a “lack of moral authority by  not publicly repudiating the clauses and whether they had stepped up Read more

Royal Commission – small first steps in a marathon journey Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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The Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care and faith-based institutions on Tuesday met representatives of organisations responsible for the care of abused children. Tuesday’s hearing was “procedural”. It is the first step in a very long and complex process. The inquiry has grown since its inception to become the largest in New Zealand’s Read more

Sir Anand Satyanand on why he’s leaving the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care Comments 0

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Sir Anand Satyanand has resigned from his role as chairman of the inquiry into abuse in state care, paying tribute to survivors who shared their stories – and promising it is on firm footing to finish the job he started. Read More Related Posts:Royal Commission: Satyanand’s resignation…Royal Commission deserves neither blind faith nor…Royal Commission begins Read more

Royal Commission begins public hearings Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Abuse survivor advocates say they’re cautiously optimistic after hearing promises a new Royal Commission will shine a light on New Zealand’s “dark and uncomfortable shared history”. At its first public session in Auckland on Tuesday, members of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions Read more

Royal Commission says no mock hearings occurred Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Human rights lawyer Sonja Cooper told Morning Report some survivors were unclear on whether their interviews with the Royal Commission had been part of the official hearings. The Royal Commission into the abuse of children in state care denies any “mock” or “pilot” sessions are taking place during the inquiry. Read more Related Posts:Royal Commission into state Read more

6 principles for government response to Royal Commission Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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The government has agreed on six principles to guide how its agencies and the Crown respond to the Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care and in the care of faith-based institutions. The Minister for State Services, Chris Hipkins, said setting out the principles was an important step in rebuilding trust between the government Read more

Scope of Royal Commission clarified Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions has confirmed that its investigation will include those abused by any person in a pastoral role in a faith-based institution. The clarification came in a “plain English” version of the terms of reference for the royal commission posted Read more