Abuse victim urges government to consider Royal Commission | Morning Report, 8:10 am on 1 December 2016 | Radio New Zealand

Abuse survivor Grant West says he and at least 40 other kids were abused during his time in care and many will be too scared and traumatised to speak out, until a proper transparent and open inquiry is held.

Source: Abuse victim urges government to consider Royal Commission | Morning Report, 8:10 am on 1 December 2016 | Radio New Zealand

Human Rights Commission :: Commission supports call for independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders in state care

The Human Rights Commission says an independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders while under the care of the state is needed if we are to ensure it never happens again.

Source: Human Rights Commission :: Commission supports call for independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders in state care

Renewed criticism of govt handling of historic abuse cases | Morning Report, 8:30 am on 24 November 2016 | Radio New Zealand

A lawyer who has been representing the survivors of state care abuse for two decades, Sonja Cooper, says an independent body needs to be looking into the abuse claims, not the government department that has oversight of the care homes that carried out the abuse.

Source: Renewed criticism of govt handling of historic abuse cases | Morning Report, 8:30 am on 24 November 2016 | Radio New Zealand

Human rights lawyer says state abuse victims deserve apology | Morning Report, 8:18 am on 2 December 2016 | Radio New Zealand

Lawyer Michael Bott says people abused in state care often end up going off the rails. He says a public apology and a full inquiry into past failings is overdue.

Source: Human rights lawyer says state abuse victims deserve apology | Morning Report, 8:18 am on 2 December 2016 | Radio New Zealand