31 Oct 2019

State abuse inquiry: Lawyer calls colonisation 'inherently abusive'

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 31 October 2019

A prominent Māori lawyer has told the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care that colonisation is the root cause of ongoing abuse of Māori in state care.

The Royal Commission is meeting in Auckland over the next two weeks and will hear from a total of 28 witnesses.

Andrew McRae reports.