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Royal Commission into Abuse in Care given extension to file report

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care news

The Government has agreed to a request from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care for more time to deliver its final report.

“In the past year, the Commission has received a large amount of evidence that requires detailed analysis, including over 400,000 evidential documents. There have also been recent survivor-driven engagements, including with gang members, and legal requirements need to be met to complete complex natural justice processes,” Internal Affairs Minister Barbara Edmonds said.

“The report back for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care will therefore be extended to 28 March 2024.

“The work of the Royal Commission is immensely important and the Government wants to ensure it delivers a final report that best honours the needs and testimony of survivors.

“When the Commission was announced in 2018, we made a commitment that every survivor who wanted to be heard would have to opportunity to do so. This timeframe extension reflects the huge amount of evidence received and the need for every voice to be included.

“I want to acknowledge that today’s announcement may be distressing for some survivors given the many years that they fought for this Commission. Many have been waiting a long time for their stories to be heard, and for the Commission’s full report and recommendations to be delivered.

“The Government remains committed to ensuring the delivery of a high-quality final report and recommendations that meet the expectations of survivors of abuse in care.

“Support will be ongoing for survivors during this period and Commission will work closely with those who need it, including families, whānau and wider communities.

“Work on the new independent redress system design, led by the Minister for the Public Service, will not be affected by this extension and is continuing at pace,” said Edmonds.

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  1. WE THE PEOPLE want a ROYAL COMMISSION INTO ABUSE IN CARE of a whole people, abuse committed by Ardern, Richardson, Baker, Bloomfield, Wiles et alt.
    These and their minions have abused a whole people, medically, in our bodily autonomy, have enacted a two-class citizenry, have sowed racism and have placed umpteen families in distress and poverty.
    WE WANT A PUBLIC TRIAL !
    And for crimes like that there IS NO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS !

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