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David Newman - David Newman and Murray Newman are of Pākehā descent and are brothers. David will discuss Murray’s experiences of care. Murray has a learning disability, Autism, Tourette Syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder. Murray has been in disability care institutions since the age of five (1970s). David will speak about the abuse and neglect suffered by Murray while in care, his mother’s efforts to improve Murray’s quality of life and to hold people accountable for their actions, and his key recommendations for changes to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.   

Witness statement of David Newman

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