Petition update

Government drops

NZ demands full Royal Commission into Child Abuse
Auckland, New Zealand

Nov 11, 2017 — "There will be an independent inquiry into historical claims of abuse of children in State care with a view to learning lessons to ensure that policy is changed to minimise the risk of this happening in the future."

From a speech delivered by Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament, Wednesday 8 November 2017.

This is a significant step up from the Labour party election promise to hold a ministerial inquiry into #childabuse.

However it is still far from a full Royal Commission of Inquiry into all abuse - with historical concerns matched by contemporary issues.

Pressure is working - there just needs to be a lot more of it.

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