Posts Tagged ‘Royal Commission into Abuse in Care.’

Bishop Steve Lowe should have apologised

Monday, August 21st, 2023
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Against a background of ongoing legal matters, Bishop Steve Lowe, the apostolic administrator of the Hamilton Diocese, is accused of not being pastoral enough in his response to a victim of clergy abuse. The Waikato Times reports a woman from within the Hamilton Catholic diocese saying that in a meeting with Lowe, she told him Read more

Church studying faith-based redress Cabinet paper

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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The Catholic Church’s group dealing with the Royal Commission into State and Faith-Based Care say it is studying a Cabinet paper released by Public Services Minister Chris Hipkins. Hipkins has plans to cut a 3000-strong waiting list of claimants of abuse in state care – such as children’s homes – by making “rapid payments”. Survivors Read more

Call for College of Psychiatrists to issue apology to Lake Alice abuse survivors

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

A group monitoring the work of the Abuse in Care inquiry is calling on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) to apologise to survivors of abuse at Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit in the 1970s. The Royal Commission Forum says the College colluded and was complicit in the abuse of Read more

Survivors encouraged to come forward

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

The dates for hearing evidence about abuse at Christchurch’s Marylands School, co-located St Joseph’s Orphanage and the Hebron Trust have been announced by the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. The Commission is encouraging survivors to come forward, as is St John of God survivor, Darryl Smith. Smith says his traumatic story with St John Read more

Dunedin survivors get a repulsive slap in the face

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Dunedin survivors

Not holding a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care hearing in Dunedin is a “repulsive slap in the face” for Southern survivors, says the Network of Survivors in Faith-Based Institutions. According to the ODT, the South and Dunedin in particular are considered one of the country’s epicentres for child sexual abuse in the Read more

Children’s Commissioner urges government to widen abuse inquiry

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the government should widen its abuse inquiry to include abuse since 2000. Ministers removed the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care’s ability to investigate more recent cases in April to save cash and time. These money-saving measures will result in the government being handed an incomplete report that overlooks more Read more

Abuse survivors want independent redress agency

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Abuse survivors are asking for an independent redress agency for both state and faith-based abuse to be set up immediately. The Royal Commission into Abuse in Care should recommend the government establish such an agency they say. While the Anglican Church told the Royal Commission it is open to the idea, its bishop of Christchurch Read more

Church determine to listen, learn and reflect on abuse survivors’ evidence

Monday, November 30th, 2020

The Catholic Church is determined to listen, learn, and reflect on abuse survivors ‘ evidence at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. The comment came in a statement from Catholic Bishops and religious leaders on the morning of the first day of the Royal Commission into abuse in faith-based care. “The bishops and congregational Read more