The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry Faith-based Redress hearing continues today in Auckland.

Commissioners will hear from two witnesses. Witness evidence summaries are outlined below.

The hearing is being live-streamed here.

Hearing location: Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023.

3 December

10:00am

Closed session – not open to public or media

2:15pm via AVL

Marc

Marc will give evidence about the abuse he suffered in St Edmund’s Intermediate School and St Paul’s High School, Dunedin, by two Christian Brothers, a priest and a lay teacher. The abuse he suffered was by people who knew of his vulnerability due to his family situation where his brother, father and grandfather passed away within a three-year period. Marc will describe the difficulty of obtaining redress from the Professional Standards Office in Australia, including compensation he received, and the lack of ongoing support provided. Marc has also approached the National Office for Professional Standards in New Zealand and the investigation is ongoing.

Media enquiries: 027 298 2094; media@abuseincare.org.nz

About the Abuse in Care Inquiry

The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is investigating the abuse and neglect that happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in care from 1950 and 1999. It will also consider experiences of abuse or neglect before outside these dates. After completing its investigations, it will make recommendations to the Governor General on how New Zealand can better care for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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