3 Mar 2020

Gang member quietly gone from State Care Abuse Inquiry

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 3 March 2020

Harry Tam, the controversial Mongrel Mob member who was a senior official at the Royal Commission into historic abuse in care, has quietly left the Inquiry.

Tam was stood down as the Royal Commission's head of policy and research in June last year, after RNZ revealed a female state abuse survivor contacted the inquiry with safety fears.

Other female survivors had also expressed concerns because of gang involvement in the inquiry's process.

An independent inquiry was ordered into the allegations but its scope and subsequent findings have never been made public.

Katie Scotcher reports.