Minister for State Services Chris Hipkins said he would lead the Crown’s response to the inquiry.https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/388722/government-sets-out-how-it-will-respond-to-historical-state-abuse-inquiry
Setting out the principles was an important step in rebuilding trust between the government and those abused while in state care, he said.
“This is an incredibly important matter. The government is determined to take action in a transparent, coordinated and timely way to ensure such wide scale abuse over such a long period can never be allowed to happen again.”
The six principles are:
Manaakitanga – treating people with humanity, compassion, fairness, respect and responsible caring that upholds the mana of those involved;
Openness – being honest and sincere, being open to receiving new ideas and willing to consider how we do things currently, and how we have done things in the past;
Transparency – sharing information, including the reasons behind all actions;
Learning – active listening and learning from the Royal Commission and survivors, and using that information to change and improve systems;
Being joined up – agencies work together closely to make sure activities are aligned, engagement with the Royal Commission is coordinated and the resulting actions are collectively owned;
Meeting our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi – honouring the Treaty, its principles, meeting our obligations and building a stronger Māori-Crown relationship through the way we operate and behave.