Posts Tagged ‘Historical Abuse in State Care Royal Commission’

Member of Te Rōpū Tautoko offers her resignation Comments 0

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Mrs Rangi Davis has resigned her membership of Te Rōpū Tautoko, the Catholic Church group created to liaise with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions. Mrs Davis was newly appointed following the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan last month. The chair of Te Read more

Catholic Church starts survey ‘to be prepared’ for abuse inquiry Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

The Catholic Church is beginning its first-ever survey in New Zealand to get to grips with just how many priests abused how many children. The Catholic liaison group Te Rōpū Tautoko chair Catherine Fyfe said the church “wanted to be prepared to respond quickly to requests when and if the Royal Commission requested information from Read more

How Royal Commission operates Comments 0

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

The outgoing chair of the royal commission investigating abuse in state and faith-based care, Sir Anand Satyanand, says the witnesses appearing over the two weeks of public hearings represent the main issues the royal commission was investigating. “At the end of the two-week period, the public will have a picture of what the Royal Commission Read more

Royal Commission: Dead abuse perpetrators not liable Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Last week, the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care and faith-based institutions announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with New Zealand Police, allowing incidents of abuse to be referred to police for investigation. However, responding to Otago Daily Times questions, an inquiry spokeswoman confirmed the ability to refer alleged abuses to Read more

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