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Statement of Annasophia Calman

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Ms Calman suffered physical and sexual abuse and neglect early on in life while growing up in her family home.
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Statement of Beverly Wardle-Jackson

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Ms Wardle-Jackson will give evidence about the abuse and neglect she suffered as a child in State care.
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Statement of Professor Tracey McIntosh

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Ngāi Tūhoe Professor Tracey McIntosh is a sociologist and Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Director of Wānaga o Waipapa at the University of Auckland.
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Statement of Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeny

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Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney is a Professor of Child and Family Psychology at the University of Canterbury.
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Statement of Dallas Pickering

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Dallas is a survivor of abuse in State care.
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Statement of the Human Rights Commission

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This statement was read on behalf of the Human Rights Commission by Disability Rights Commissioner, Ms Paula Tesoriero.
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Statement of Dr Anne Else MNZM

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Dr Else is a writer, researcher and editor, and wrote the first comprehensive history of post-war adoption in New Zealand from 1944-1974.
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Statement of Sir Robert Martin MNZM

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Sir Martin is a disability rights activist.
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Statement of Professor Elizabeth Stanley

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Professor Stanley will give evidence about the nature of abuse in State care based on her extensive research for the published book The Road To Hell: State Violence against Children in Postwar New Zealand.
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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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