11 Nov 2019

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care: Witnesses speak of torture, neglect

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 11 November 2019

The first public hearing of the Royal Commission of inquiry into historic abuse in state and faith-based care has finished.

Twenty-eight witnesses appeared and many have given harrowing evidence of the torture, violence and neglect they were subjected to.

The end of the first public hearing also marks the end of Sir Anand Satyanand tenure as chair Katie Scotcher takes a look back at the two weeks of the hearing.