July 23, 2019
Information hui for abuse inquiry
People interested in participating in the Royal Commission into Historic Abuse in State Care and Religious institutions can learn more at an information hui at Hoani Waititi Marae in New Lynn this afternoon.
Department of internal Affairs senior advisor David Kingi says the hui was initially for Maori, but it has been broadened to include anyone who could be affected.
The commission is starting to ramp up its work, and it has already held confidential sessions with about 70 survivors.
He says the emphasis now is on getting survivors to come forward secure in the knowledge they will not be revictimised if they speak out, but there is still a lot of work to come
"There will be public hearings, there will be research and all sorts of ather things. Commisisoners will be taking advice and engaging with other agencies and organisations to get to the bottom of this and at the end of the day there is going to be a report to government, which is usual for these sorts of inquiry," Mr Kingi says.
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