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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 by 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 Robert Martin MNZM

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Mr 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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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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