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Statement of Sonja Cooper and Amanda Hill

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Evidence from Sonja Cooper and Amanda Hill on behalf of Cooper Legal will address: The beginnings of the civil claims against the State for abuse in psychiatric hospitals and Social Welfare care; How the claims grew, and how the State responded – with a mixture of ‘listening’ forums and fierce, uncompromising defence in the Court; How State mechanisms such as the Courts and Legal Aid played a role in the claims process; The role of our human rights law – both national and international – in progressing the civil claims; Settlement processes both past and current, and why they are not fit for purpose; and The disadvantages experienced by many survivors, including: less access to information; fewer resources to obtain help; often poor literacy or mental health and economic circumstances which pressure them to accept amounts of compensation which do not reflect their experiences; and What they see as the way forward for the claims process as part of a larger truth and reconciliation process.
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Statement of Mary O’Hagan

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Ms O’Hagan will provide historical context of abuse in the psychiatric system, including as it relates to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, key milestones between 1950 and 1999 and the survivor movement.
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Statement of Dr Hilary Stace

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Dr Stace will give a disability perspective on the road to the Royal Commission.
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Statement of Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch

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Dr Brigit Mirfin-Veitch is the Director of the Donald Beasley Institute, an independent charitable trust that conducts research and education in the area of disability with a specific focus on learning (intellectual) disability.
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Statement of Sir Kim Workman

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Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitaane Sir Kim Workman will give evidence about his early experience as a Police youth aid officer in the 1970s, and his subsequent work detailing the racial profiling of Māori and the disproportionate number of Māori in care.
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Statement of Dr Oliver Sutherland

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As one of the members of the Nelson Māori committee and the Auckland Committee on Racial Discrimination (ACORD), Dr Sutherland spent 15 years campaigning and advocating on behalf of many children who were in State care during the 1970s and 1980s.
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Statement of Aaron Smale

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Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi, Whakatohea As a freelance investigative journalist and photographer, and with lived experience of state intervention having been adopted and raised outside of his natural whānau, Mr Smale has covered the stories of children in state custody as a Māori social issue.
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Statement of Fa’afete Taito

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Mr Taito will give evidence about his experience as a Samoan New Zealander being removed from his family as a child following intervention by the State.
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Statement of Dr Alison Green

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Ngati Awa (Ngati Pukeko), Ngati Ranginui (Ngaitamarawaho) Ngaiterangi (Ngaitukairangi) Dr Alison Green is a researcher at Te Kotahi Research Institute, University of Waikato.
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Statement of Dr Rawiri Waretini-Karena

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Ngāti Māhanga, Ngāti Māhuta, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kāhu, Te Rarawa Dr Rawiri Waretini-Karena is a lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi.
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