Minister for State Services Chris Hipkins said he would lead the Crown’s response to the 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 toContinue Reading

Institutions that refuse to sign up to the national redress scheme for child sexual abuse victims should be penalised and have their charity status revoked, a parliamentary committee has found. The redress scheme “may never be properly accepted by survivors as a fair scheme” unless significant changes were made, the damningContinue Reading