Posts Tagged ‘Royal Commission into Abuse in Care.’

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

Cabinet considered asking churches to help pay for Royal Commission

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Dept Prime Minister & Cabinet

Skyrocketing spending saw Cabinet Ministers (pictured) thinking of asking churches to help pay for the Royal Commission into historic abuse in care. Official documents reveal the myriad of options the government also considered using artificial intelligence to analyse potentially highly sensitive documents. The aim was to cut staffing costs. Instead of passing on the expenses Read more

Children’s Commissioner urges government to widen abuse inquiry

Monday, July 12th, 2021
Stuff

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

Royal Commission blows $56m budget, loses power

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

The government is seeking to tighten controls on the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. Besides insisting on a firm 2023 deadline to wind up the investigation, the government has told the Abuse in Care Commission that they may not investigate modern care providers and post-1999 cases of abuse. In addition, the Commission’s budget blow 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

Survivors have little hope in churches changing

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
little hope in churchese

Survivor groups are not hopeful that the Royal Commission into the Abuse in Care will bring around change in churches. A spokesperson for the Network of Survivors of Abuse in Faith-Based Institutions, Liz Tonks, told RNZ that “victim-survivors were not hopeful because their experiences of churches is they have not been able to trust them 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