Posts Tagged ‘Royal Commission – Abuse in Care’

More than just financial compensation says survivor

Monday, August 7th, 2023
financial compensation

Financial compensation is just a starting point for a survivor of abuse at the Marylands School – he is calling for more. Darryl Smith suffered at the hands of the John of God Brothers in Australia and New Zealand. He has already undergone a redress settlement process in Australia and received compensation from the Queensland Read more

Marylands School survivor pleased to be believed

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Darryl Smith says having the Royal Commission interim report “Stolen Lives, Marked Souls” on Marylands out in public is a good thing. Smith is a former student at Marylands School and a survivor. The Royal Commission acknowledges his quest for justice. He is pleased that finally the children’s cries for help that were ignored by Read more

Abhorrent sexual abuse should never have happened

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
sexual abuse

“Abhorrent and should never have happened” is how Archbishop Paul Martin describes the sexual abuse at Marylands School. Martin is responding in a media release to the Royal Commission’s interim report Stolen Lives, Marked Souls. The report into the St John of God brothers’ Marylands School in Christchurch was released on Wednesday. Martin suggests it Read more

Royal Commission scope questioned in Jehovah’s Witnesses judicial review

Thursday, June 8th, 2023
Royal Commission

The Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Australasia) Limited has filed an application for judicial review regarding the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Abuse in Care. It is seeking the review as well as a High Court declaration saying the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) church does not assume responsibility for the care of children, young people, or Read more

Royal Commission’s repeated delays insult abuse survivors

Monday, April 17th, 2023
repeated delays

The Royal Commission into Abuse in Care’s repeated delays in producing its report insult abuse survivors. That’s what Lake Alice survivor Paul Zentveld said when he heard the Government had extended the Commission’s report deadline for a second time. The high-level inquiry was due to hand over its report by June this year. It will Read more

Historic paedophile ring rocks Dunedin’s Presbyterian Church community

Monday, November 7th, 2022

The Presbyterian Church community in Dunedin is looking in to a historic paedophile ring operating within the church community. The Church has appointed a senior King’s Counsel (KC) to investigate allegations that arose during the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care hearing last month. The Church has agreed terms of reference with the Read more

No loss of momentum despite exit of Abuse in Care Inquiry commissioner, Minister says

Monday, October 31st, 2022

One of the five commissioners investigating historical abuse in care has left the inquiry just eight months before it is expected to wrap up and will not be replaced. Julia Steenson was appointed to the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry in June 2020, following the resignation of Sir Anand Satyanand as its chair. Read more

Church to take responsibility for healing and redress says Archbishop Martin

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
responsibility for historical abuse

Catholic Archbishop Paul Martin, the current Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Christchurch, accepts that survivors want the church to take responsibility for historical abuse cases and not just leave it to the particular order involved. He made the comment at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care inquiry investigating historical abuse by the St Read more

Catholic Church leaders welcome Royal Commission Redress Report

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

The bishops and congregational leaders of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand will closely study the interim Redress report of the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care and look at how they can implement the recommendations. The report — He Purapura Ora, he Māra Tipu; from Redress to Puretumu — was tabled in Parliament Read more

Royal Commission chair speaks of push back from churches

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Lawyers for New Zealand Churches and a Catholic bishop acting in a private capacity tried to push back on the scope of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into abuse in care, says the Royal Commission chair. The move infuriated a survivors’ group so much it has pulled out. This is a “final blow” to an Read more