Royal Commission into abuse in state care
On February 1, 2018 Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse.
The New Zealand Government has established the Royal Commission into Abuse in State Care in recognition of calls over a number of years from many individuals and community groups for an independent inquiry into abuse in state care in New Zealand.
At the date of writing this [23 October 2018], the Government has yet to confirm the Terms of Reference for the Commission or explain how it will operate. The New Zealand Catholic bishops and the heads of all religious congregations have called for the terms of reference for the Commission to be as broad as possible to ensure the Church is included.
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