Posts Tagged ‘Royal Commission into Abuse in Care.’

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

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

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

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

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