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The suggestion that churches run their own inquiry shows that not including them had been decided from the start, abuse survivors say.
A survivor of sexual abuse is calling for Sir Anand Satyanand to be removed as head of the new Royal Commission, after a survivor's identity was emailed to staff.
Let's return now to our report about a father and son who say the Prime Minister has gone back on her assurances to them that the Catholic Church would be held to account over sexual abuse they… Audio
A paedophile priest who spent time in the Philippines and New Zealand highlights the need for a state care abuse inquiry to include the Church, Filipino community leaders say.
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the historical abuse of children in residential state care has been a long time coming, writes David Cohen.
Opinion - A journalist who has broken several of the stories about the government's response to victims of state abuse, Aaron Smale reflects on the announcement of a Royal Commission of Inquiry.
A former governor-general will chair a Royal Commission of Inquiry into historical abuse in state care, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
A survivor of abuse by a Catholic priest wants an inquiry into state abuse broadened to include other institutions Audio
The Catholic Church is disappointed a Government inquiry into state abuse of children may not expand to include faith-based institutions, including itself.
The government has softened its position on whether to launch an inquiry into the historical abuse of children in state care.
More than 100 former wards of the state gathered at Parliament today calling for a full Government inquiry into the abuse they suffered whilst in state care. Mihingarangi Forbes was there. Video, Audio
A victim of state care abuse will eventually get much less in compensation than what the government has spent on legal fees fighting the claim, the victim's lawyer says. Audio
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy believes children were more likely to be taken off their families and put into state homes if they were Māori. Audio
An open letter has called for an inquiry into abuse and neglect in state institutions, but Prime Minister Bill English has questioned whether it would achieve anything. Video