The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is holding a Procedural hearing this Friday to deal with applications made on behalf of the Anglican Church, Catholic Church and Salvation Army in advance of the upcoming Faith-based Redress hearing, starting 30 November.

Due to the nature of the hearing it will not be live streamed, however the hearing will be open to the public and media can attend. The hearing will commence at 10am on Friday 20 November at the Royal Commission’s hearing space at Level 2, 414 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1023 (entrance is via Kingdon Street).

At this Procedural hearing, Commissioners will hear applications made by the Bishops and Congregational Leaders of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, for orders under section 15 of the Inquiries Act 2013, while the Salvation Army has raised concerns around publication of certain named individuals, although no formal orders are sought.

The Anglican Church is also seeking to raise queries and concerns relating to natural justice and evidence.

The Inquiry has power under section 15 orders to forbid publication or restrict public access to particular evidence, accounts or names presented or given to the Inquiry.