27 Jul 2018

NZer abused as boy in Australia takes compensation case to UN

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 27 July 2018

A man who was sexually abused in Australian state care as a boy is taking his fight for compensation to the United Nations. The man, who RNZ has agreed only to name as John, turned to drugs after the abuse, and was later jailed for cooking methamphetamine and deported to New Zealand where he was born. But despite telling his story to the Australian Royal Commission into child sex abuse, John has been denied up to $150,000 in compensation because he is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident. Edward Gay reports.